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Ronaldo ready for reunion

Cristiano Ronaldo always wanted to face Manchester United in the Champions League and thinks his return to Old Trafford will be like a family reunion.

Last Updated: 03/02/13 at 15:33 Post Comment

Cristiano Ronaldo: Set to face Man United for the first time since moving to Rea

Cristiano Ronaldo: Set to face Man United for the first time since moving to Rea

The two world-renowned clubs are getting ready to face off in the last 16 of Europe, with the first leg at the Bernabeu on 13th February before a second meeting in England on 5th March.

Ronaldo will as a result face United for the first time since his record-breaking £80million transfer to Spain in the summer of 2009.

And the Portuguese superstar said in The Sun: "On the day of the draw, I was out training and I had this strong feeling that we were going to get Manchester United.

"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.

"But, for me, it will be a pleasure, a real pleasure. Of course, I know there will be a lot of attention on me but for me there is no pressure, no pressure at all.

"It is only a game, just a football match against my old club. I'm not going to war, I'm going home and I am really looking forward to it."

Ronaldo, who scored an own goal in Real's 1-0 La Liga defeat by Granada on Saturday night, added: "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.

"I will go and see my old house and see my Manchester friends. They're a kind of a family to me there and it will be great. It will be fun."

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