Having spent six years at Manchester United, winning three league titles, the FA Cup and the European Cup, as well as the Ballon d’Or and World Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo has fond memories of his time in Manchester.
Ahead of the round of 16 games between Real Madrid and United, Ronaldo has reflected on his feelings for his former club.
“On the day of the draw I was out training and I had this strong feeling that we were going to get Manchester United,” Ronaldo said. “And when the draw was made I was very happy. It’s a tough match of course – Madrid and United are the two biggest clubs in the world and it’s a real 50-50. It could go either way. Manchester was my home and still is in my heart. I love it. Because when people treat you very well you never forget that. And I will never forget United, the people who work there and the supporters. So I am so happy to be going back to Manchester.”