August 22, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star reveals thoughts on Man Utd ‘comeback’ and Real Madrid

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford with Juventus in the group stage of this season’s Champions League.

It was an emotional game for the Portuguese striker as his new side recorded a 1-0 win courtesy of Paulo Dybala’s goal. The 33-year-old made his name at United, scoring 118 goals during the six seasons he spent at the club.

But the striker says he looks back at his time at both clubs with great fondness.

He told Portuguese newspaper Record: “Manchester? It was a great comeback, the Manchester fans have always welcomed me like when I played at Old Trafford.

“Even the Santiago Bernabeu was my home for many years and will always be a very special stadium for me.

“I will always have a great affection for that club and those fans with great pleasure and I expect to be well received.”

Despite a disappointing World Cup campaign with Portugal, Ronaldo says it’s been a great year for him on a personally level.

He added: “The highest point of 2018? My fifth Champions League trophy and the third in a row with Real Madrid.

“But I cannot fail to mention my arrival at Juventus, where I was treated very well.

“I feel enthusiastic about playing football at the highest level every day.

“I feel the enthusiasm every day for doing what I love most, I continue to feel the motivation to do the most in all exercises.

“I still want to improve and help my team win trophies. I do not have a year or a goal to finish.

“I feel like I’m doing very well in every aspect and I’m going to continue to work this way for a few years.

“I am not obsessed with winning individual prizes. The most important thing is to win collective trophies and help the team.”

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