Cristiano Ronaldo confident of warm reception

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opener for his team on December 1, 2012
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Cristiano Ronaldo says that he is expecting a warm welcome from the Manchester United fans when he returns to Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is confident that he will receive a good reception when he returns to Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Ronaldo will make his first appearance at the home of Manchester United this week in the last 16 of the Champions League since leaving the club in 2009.

The 28-year-old is expecting a warm welcome after the fond times he enjoyed with the Red Devils.

"I'm sure they will receive me well," Ronaldo told Sky Sports News.

"After the years I spent there and the friendships I have, I'm sure it's one of the places where they'll applaud me most. It was a beautiful time."

United host Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

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