Cristiano Ronaldo looking forward to Old Trafford return

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opener for his team on December 1, 2012
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is looking forward to playing against his old club Manchester United in the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he had a "strong feeling" that Real Madrid would draw his former club Manchester United in the Champions League last 16.

Ronaldo, who spent six years in Manchester before his move to Madrid in 2009, admitted that the tie could go either way.

The 27-year-old also spoke of his love for United and his excitement at returning to Manchester.

"On the day of the draw I was out training and had this strong feeling that we were going to get Manchester United," Ronaldo told The Sun. "I was very happy. It's a tough match that could go either way.

"Manchester was my home and is still in my heart. I love it because when people treat you very well, you never forget that.

"And I will never forget United, the people who work there and the supporters. So I am happy to be going back to Manchester."

The first leg of the last 16 tie is in Madrid on February 13, before the return leg at Old Trafford three weeks later.

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