Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester – the city where he first announced himself as a superstar of world football – on Tuesday night. The Portuguese attacker arrived as part of the Juventus side there to take on Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils in a Champions League group stage clash.
The Italian side were triumphant on the night as they cruised to a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford and the 33-year-old also nearly scored on his return but was denied by a spectacular David de Gea save.
After the final whistle, Ronaldo took the opportunity to catch up with Sir Alex Ferguson. The legendary ex-United manager – who now has a stand named in his honour at Old Trafford – brought Ronaldo to the Premier League club as a teenager in 2003.
Together, the pair won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one Champions League crown before the forward’s departure to Real Madrid.
On Wednesday morning, Ronaldo posted a picture of himself and his former boss on Instagram, and stated that it was great to see him ‘in good shape’ – with the Scotsman having recently recovered from a brain haemorrhage.