PICTURE: Ronaldo and Ferguson share a moment at full time

by Sam Peoples

Cristiano Ronaldo was always going to score tonight. It was inevitable. Anyone who believed otherwise was simply hopeful.

It might have been three years since Ronaldo left Old Trafford for the Spanish glamour of Real Madrid in a record £80 million move but tonight was surely the biggest game he has played in, on a personal level.

His goal was a reminder of times gone by at United. A powerful, towering header that the goalkeeper simply couldn’t reach – think back to the Champions League final against Chelsea and his unstoppable header against AS Roma in the Champions League also.

As we all expected him to, Ronaldo showed little celebration against a club that gave him the foundations upon which he has built his career and at full time, he made sure to have a moment with Ferguson.

When others doubted him, Ferguson put full faith in him. When Ronaldo aggravated fellow players by switching wings at random, Ferguson embraced it. He allowed Ronaldo to blossom into the player he is today, and it is something Ronaldo clearly appreciates.

Nobody wanted to see Ronaldo have a good performance tonight but there isn’t much else you can do apart from watch Phil Jones have a brilliant game man-marking him yet still watch Ronaldo net the equaliser. Let’s just hope Ronaldo can’t repeat the feat at Old Trafford in March.

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Spell Checker 02/21/2013 - 13:17

What on Earth is that rubbish above? The spelling and grammar is shocking.

Do you guys live in Manchester?

Bulletproof 02/14/2013 - 21:16

It wasn’t a gud day for united, wake up boys 2 leg is near

Anos 02/14/2013 - 18:12

There are times Nani is needd in the team and in a game like yesterday’s. SAF pleeeeeeeeeez

mannyj 02/14/2013 - 12:51

I agree with Clinton

Clinton alozie 02/14/2013 - 06:33

Though the game was good the refree was blowing in favour of madrid i was so shoked last night that no madrid player was booked the officiating was too poor and i woun`t like such repeat at old traford.

kehinde 02/14/2013 - 06:03

sir alex why u refuse to use nani yesterday night there are try they make me happy bcos i trust my club

Rajnair 02/14/2013 - 00:05

Although I’m a United fan, I still admire Ronaldo and wish that he will don the MU jersey again in future. He showed us why he is still one of the best footballers on the planet. It was proven in the first half as he tormented the MU backline and managed to escape his marker, Jones, and score the vital equaliser. He didn’t celebrate the way he usually does as a mark of respect for his former club and at the end of the game he showed his respect to the man who helped build up his career – Sir Alex Ferguson.


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