Juventus will be visiting Old Trafford on Tuesday night for a crucial Champions League tie, and former fans favourite at the Theatre of Dreams Cristiano Ronaldo, will also be making a return to his former stomping ground.
Ronaldo spent six years at Old Trafford, and won three Premier League titles, the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or before moving to Real Madrid in 2009 for a then world record fee. The Portuguese moved to Juventus during the summer after a successful spell with Real Madrid where he won four more Ballon d’Or titles.
Ronaldo is still loved at Old Trafford and was appreciated by the fans when he came visiting with Real Madrid.
The 33-year-old hasn’t forgotten the time he had at United and under former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
“I won lots of trophies here, cups, league, Champions League. I remember the support as well. The support is fantastic,” Ronaldo told reporters at a press conference at Old Trafford ahead of the tie on Tuesday.
“Sir Alex Ferguson is someone I will never ever forget and I would like to express my best possible wishes to him.”
Ronaldo refused to celebrate on his return to Old Trafford as a Real Madrid player, and he has vowed not to do so again.
He was asked what he would do tomorrow night, and he replied: “My reaction will be the same.”