Ronaldo: Scoring at Manchester United would be spectacular

The Real Madrid star expects to be well-received when he makes his first return to Old Trafford since leaving the Red Devils but admits he would love to find the net

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he would love to score against Manchester United in the second leg of the sides’ Champions League last-16 tie at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese salvaged a draw for Jose Mourinho’s team in the first leg after Danny Welbeck had given United the lead at the Santiago Bernabeu.

And Ronaldo hopes to put his name on the scoresheet again in his first return to the stadium of his former club, but is not sure how he would celebrate.

“It would be a beautiful sensation,” he told reporters. “If I score against them, it would be spectacular.

“I can’t say how I’d celebrate – it would be something spontaneous – but I’d love to be in that situation.”

The 28-year-old expects to be well-received by the United supporters after winning three Premier League titles and lifting the Champions League once during a six-year spell in the north west of England.

“I’m sure they will receive me well,” said Ronaldo, who is the European competition’s current joint-top scorer with seven goals.

“After the years I spent there and the friendships I have, I’m sure it’s one of the places where they’ll applaud me most. It was a beautiful time.”

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