Portuguese speaks ahead of two clubs meeting in the Champions League.
Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has warned is former team-mates that he expects his current club, Real Madrid, to emerge victorious when they meet in the Champions League round of 16.
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The Portugal international, who left Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu in 2009 and has since scored an amazing 179 goals in just 178 games for the Spanish giants, was speaking ahead of the eagerly anticipated clash in Madrid next Wednesday, with the return leg taking place in Manchester the following week.
“I believe things will go well,” said Ronaldo in an interview to be published in Champions magazine on Wednesday.
“In my opinion Real Madrid have a better team, although we have to show that on the pitch because United are a very united team and always have been in recent years.
“I have wanted to face United for some time because I have great memories of my time there.
“Sir Alex taught me the basis of football. I arrived in Manchester when I was only 18. He managed my career in the best possible way, and for me he is one of the most important people in football.
“I still have an excellent relationship with him and it will be nice to see him again.
“It will be a match in which I will feel a lot. I was there for six years and I have a lot of friends. It will be a match with a lot of emotion.”
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