Cristiano Ronaldo came home last night. It might have been three years since his departure but he is still fondly remembered for what he did at Old Trafford.
Before and after kick-off, his name was chanted and this fantastic video from the stands shows just how fever pitch the atmosphere was on the night. He might have been booed during the game, for obvious reasons, but the fans let him know that the memories of him running down the wing are still strong.
Patrice Evra said “kill him with love” and the United fans did exactly that. Judging from Ronaldo’s reaction, it worked as well.
Ronaldo said: “What the supporters do for me made me feel shy because, in my opinion, in both games I didn’t play like I play all the time, to a good level. But I helped my team by scoring one goal at home and one away.”
Will he come back to Old Trafford? “Only God knows”. Either way, at least he knows what will await him if he does.