Portugal international speaks ahead of United clash on Wednesday.
Real Madrid playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken of affection about his time spent at previous club Manchester United ahead of the two club’s meeting on Wednesday in the Champions League.
The Portugal international, who left Old Trafford for the Spanish capital in 2009, warmed up for Madrid’s first-leg clash against his former employers by scoring a hat-trick against Sevilla on Saturday night.
“I won everything there. It was a fantastic part of my life. And maybe it was the time I enjoyed my football the most because I was so young,” Ronaldo told the Sun.
“To be at Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, at just 18, it was a dream. And to play alongside those players you had only seen before on television; maybe that’s why I feel I enjoyed it there the most.
“After the match against Granada and to dispel any doubts and, playing at home in our stadium, I think there was no better way to approach the match than how we started.
“It looks like it was easy if you look at the result. Sevilla have quality players and, although we were 2-0 up at the break, they could have created some danger, but the third goal at the start of the second half settled things.”