​Man Utd star Ronaldo named most powerful footballer on Instagram

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is the most influential footballer on Instagram.

The Red Devils and Portugal star has more followers than any of his peers within the sport.

Ronaldo edges the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on the social media platform.

According to Nielsen Sports, he has seen a 47% increase in his followers over the past year.

Ronaldo nets more than $3.5 million in value for each post on Instagram.

The attacker has 480 million followers on Insta, which eclipses the 360 million who follow Messi.

Real Madrid and Brazil’s Vinicius Junior had the biggest growth of followers among the top ten on the list, with a 90 percent jump from last year.