Cristiano Ronaldo makes a second return to Old Trafford after five years.
Ronaldo says it is awesome to see Sir Alex Ferguson in “good shape” after meeting up with his former manager at Old Trafford.
Ferguson brought Ronaldo to Manchester United from Sporting in 2003, and was instrumental in the forward’s development towards becoming a five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Ronaldo’s return with Juventus
Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford but as an opposing player on Tuesday night, starring in Juventus’ 1-0 win over United.
He returned five years after he was victorious there as a Real Madrid player.
Ferguson was present at Old Trafford, a month after he made his first appearance at the ground following brain surgery in May.
His presence thrilled Ronaldo and was pictured with Ronaldo after the Champions League encounter.
“A great coach and above all a wonderful man he is.
Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch; great to see you in good shape, Boss!” Ronaldo said on Twitter.
Alex Ferguson at Manchester United
Under Ferguson, Ronaldo won three Premier League titles as well as the Champions League in 2008, the same year he won his first Ballon d’Or award.
Ronaldo went on to join Real Madrid in 2009 after netting 118 goals in 292 games for Ferguson’s United.
Cristiano Ronaldo helped get the winner on his return to Manchester United as Juventus cruised to a 1-0 Champions League win at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo had an immediate impact against his former club to silence the masses.
He fired a cross into the middle which eventually fell for Paulo Dybala to net his fifth goal of the season with just 17 minutes on the clock.
A first Champions League defeat of the season leaves United’s hopes of winning Group H hanging by a thread.
Juventus is way out in front with three wins from three so far, but Valencia’s draw at Young Boys earlier on Wednesday means United remain second, two points clear of Valencia in third.