Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Paolo Camera

Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Paolo Camera

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo will make his first appearance at Old Trafford since leaving for Real Madrid in 2009. Ronaldo and the rest of Los Blancos will face Manchester United in the second leg of their Champions League tie on Tuesday night.

The Seleção captain has previously described what this match means to him on a personal level and even discussed the possibility of scoring on his return to Old Trafford.

“It would be a beautiful sensation,” … “If I score against them, it would be spectacular. I can’t say how I’d celebrate – it would be something spontaneous – but I’d love to be in that situation.”

His former manager Sir Alex Ferguson has stressed that his team will have to do more to contain Ronaldo after he scored a towering header in the first leg in Madrid.

“I don’t think it is one we should fear. If we go out fearing the damage Cristiano can do us then we will forget what we can do. We [the management] must trust them and they must trust each other; that is why we have continuous success,” Ferguson told media Monday.

Manchester United go into the match with a slight lead on away goals after drawing 1-1 with the Spanish club on February 13th. Ferguson tried to portray the match-up as a meeting of two European heavyweights.

“As a European night I don’t think you get any bigger than this one,” the United manager said. “It is set up to be a potentially marvellous game and I don’t think it will be a disappointment either.”

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