Patrice Evra hopes emotion affects Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra celebrates scoring his teams second goal against Liverpool on 13 January, 2013
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Manchester United defender Patrice Evra hopes that Cristiano Ronaldo's performance is affected by his return to Old Trafford in tomorrow night's Champions League clash.

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has declared that emotion might stop Cristiano Ronaldo from performing when he returns to Old Trafford tomorrow night.

Ronaldo is back in Manchester with Real Madrid this week for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

The Portuguese forward was on target in the first leg three weeks ago, but Evra believes that he could be affected by a reunion with the United fans who once adored him.

He told MUTV: "It is difficult when you play with love. Cristiano will get a great reception on Tuesday because of what he achieved for Manchester United.

"The fans will never forget what he did. Also, he still loves the club. I remember after the game in Madrid we had a chat. He said it was going to be more difficult to come here.

"This is his house, so there will be a lot of emotion. I hope he doesn't play well because of that. But Ronaldo is a winner. He is a big competitor. If he can win against Manchester United, he will do it."

Jose Mourinho's side arrive in England on the back of two successive victories over domestic rivals Barcelona.

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