UEFA Champions League football is back! All eyes will be trained towards the headline fixture of the night when Manchester United welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back at Old Trafford where they host Juventus in a Group H clash.
It is no unknown fact, that the Portuguese superstar holds a very special place in the hearts of every Red Devils fan. The talismanic forward spent six glorious years at Manchester United before seeking his big-money move to Real Madrid in 2009.
During his time at the club, he led Manchester United to unprecedented success winning three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one out of the five Champions League titles, he's won in his glittering career.
And now, ahead of the mouth-watering clash against his former employees, the Juventus forward appeared to look emotional as he walked onto the pitch where it all started for him.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner spoke of delight upon returning to his old stomping ground. His tweet read: "Thanks for the warm welcome. Always feel at home here."
A soundbite that will further bring a smile on the faces of all Manchester United fans - Cristiano Ronaldo at the pre-match press conference said that he was grateful for the impact that Sir Alex Ferguson had on his life, which made him the player that he is today.
“I can remember what it was like when I was at Manchester. I won lots of trophies here. I remember the support as well, the support was fantastic. Sir Alex Ferguson is someone I will never ever forget and I would like to express my best possible wishes to him.”
However, this isn't the first time the Portuguese has returned to Old Trafford. On his last visit to the Theatre of Dreams, he scored the match-winner for his former club Real Madrid and refused to celebrate. When asked it would be different this time out, Ronaldo said: "My reaction will be the same.’
Amidst the rape allegations that have been leveled against him, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has once again maintained that he isn't guilty, while also stating that he and his lawyers are confident of winning the case.
"We did the statement two weeks ago, of course I'm not going to lie on this situation. My lawyers are confident and I am too. The truth always comes in first position so I am good."