When Real Madrid came out of the hat as Manchester United’s opponents for the last 16 of the Champions League, the minds of all United fans everywhere switched to one man, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese skipper will return to Old Trafford for the first time since leaving the club in the summer of 2009. He will return for the second leg of the tie and will be greeted with a huge round of applause and the customary ‘Viva Ronaldo’ United chants.
In our today’s Picture Specials, we have a look at Ronaldo’s ten greatest moments during his time with the Old Trafford club…
1. Joins United from Sporting Lisbon (July 2003)
2. Debut vs Bolton Wanderers (August 2003)
3. Goal vs Milwall in the 2004 FA Cup final (May 2004)
4. First Premier League title (May 2007)
5. Back to back PFA and FWA awards (May 2007)
6. Stunning freekick against Portsmouth (January 2008)
7. Winning the Champions League final against Chelsea (May 2008)
8. Named FIFA Player of the Year (December 2008)
9. 40-yard goal against Porto (April 2009)
10. Transferred to Real Madrid for world record fee (June 2009)