Found February 03, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
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. 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."
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Ronaldo: Real better than United

Cristiano Ronaldo believes " Real Madrid have a better team" than Manchester United ahead of the two sides' clash in the Champions League . Ronaldo will come up against his former club for the first time since trading England for Spain in a world record £80million move in 2009 when United visit the Bernabeu in the first leg of the last 16 next week. The reigning...

Granada gets shock win over Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first own goal of his otherwise stellar career to condemn Real Madrid to a 1-0 defeat at Granada on Saturday, as Jose Mourinho's side fell into the same funk that has dogged it all season against lesser-name opponents. Ronaldo's career is packed with goals of all sorts and from all angles, but he had never in 10 and a half seasons found the back...

Birthday babe of the week – Melissa Satta

Scintillating Italian showgirl Melissa Satta will turn 27 on Thursday, February 7. The 5-foot-9, 128 pound Satta, born in Boston, Massachusetts, began working as a showgirl as a 16-year-old tike. Trying to woo the dynamic sexpot, famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo sexted pictures of his one-eyed monster to Satta this past autumn. Unfortunately for Ronaldo, who has long been going...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.