Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed that he will not celebrate if he scores against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League.
The tie of the round sees Manchester United travel to Madrid to face Real in the final 16 of the competition, a mouth watering prospect that will see former red Cristiano Ronaldo return to Old Trafford.
After spending six years at United having signed from Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid for a transfer record of £80m. Cristiano has always said positive things about his former club and especially Sir Alex Ferguson.
He spoke with AS after the Champions League draw in Nyon on Thursday & was quoted as saying:
“I will not celebrate my goal if I manage to score at Manchester United”
Real Madrid’s former striker and director of public relations, Emilio Butragueño said that Ronaldo will relish this chance:
“He’s a great professional. I’m sure he’s going to do his best to help us qualify. It’s going to be very, very special for him.
“It will be a thrilling experience for everyone. Manchester United are not only a great team but a great organisation known around the world. But we know it’s going to be tough, Sir Alex Ferguson has been there over 25 years and he’s a fantastic manager – he knows how to get the best out of his players and they have top players, but we are Real Madrid and we will try our best.
“I know the coaches have a great relationship. We are very happy with him [Mourinho] and I hope he’s going to lead the team to the Champions League to make our fans feel proud of the team.”
The dates for Manchester United vs Real Madrid are now confirmed:
- Real Madrid vs Manchester United – 13th February 2013
- Manchester United vs Real Madrid – 5th March 2013
Watch all Ronaldo’s goals for Manchester United