CR7 Expects Tough Game Against Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo admits it is always “special” to return to Manchester United but has no plans to do his old club any favours on Tuesday, as Juventus aim to maintain their 100 per cent record in this season’s Champions League.

The two heavyweights in Group H do battle at Old Trafford with the visitors boasting two wins from two so far in the competition.

Speaking to the media, he also issued a heartfelt message to his former United boss Alex Ferguson, who attended the Premier League fixture against Wolves last month after suffering a brain haemorrhage in May that required emergency surgery.

“It is special for me to return to Manchester,” the Portugal international said at a pre-match press conference.

“Here I have many memories of victories and affection and in particular with Alex Ferguson, to whom I send a big hug. He is a person who helped me so much.”

On the game, he added: “It’s going to be a tough match. Manchester United are strong, but if we play the way that the coach wants we have a good chance to win the game.

“However, we can’t underestimate our opponents.”