Gabriel Heinze, who spent three years at Manchester United before two seasons at Real Madrid, winning the league at both, has claimed that United is the most special club in the world.

“I cannot wait for the chance to go back onto the pitch at Old Trafford because this is the most special club of all, and I include Real Madrid in this list,” said Heinze. “United is a club built on success. It has heritage, legends and trophies, but for me Old Trafford is also a very human and warm place.”