What Cristiano Ronaldo Said About Manchester United Before UCL Clash

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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his thoughts on facing Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Portuguese international will be returning to his former chomping grounds to face the Red Devils for only the second time since his departure from England.

The first time he revisited Old Trafford was with Real Madrid back in 2013, wherein Jose Mourinho’s Galacticos controversially knocked the Mancunian giants out in the Round of 16, in what turned out to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s final Champions League fixture.

Ronaldo, who scored the decisive goal that eliminated Manchester United back then, has now claimed that he is once again up for the task, and that his current team is just as capable of beating the Reds and winning the game on Tuesday.

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“We face a good team who play at home,” Cristiano admitted. “It will be tough for us but we know we have our weapons. We are Juve. If we play well and in the way the coach wants I know he have a good chance to win the game.”

He then reminisced about the time he spent in Manchester, stating: “I won lots of trophies here, cups, league, Champions League, I remember the support as well. The support is fantastic.”

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Ronaldo also reserved a special mention for his footballing father, as he added: “Sir Alex Ferguson is someone I will never ever forget and I would like to express my best possible wishes to him.”

Lastly, the 33-year-old also addressed the rape allegations, as he concluded: “I’m happy man. We did the statement two weeks ago. Of course I’m not going to lie on this situation. My lawyers are confident and of course I am too.

“The most important thing is that I enjoy football and enjoy life. I have people who take care of my life. The true always come in the first position.”