Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo admitted the best time of his career was at Manchester United. The list of trophies is impressive as Ronaldo won nine of them with United: World champions, European champions, three Premier League titles, two League Cups an FA Cup and a Community Shield. At Madrid he has only managed to win three so far.
“Yes Manchester was a very good cycle for me.
“I won everything there. It was a fantastic part of my life there.
“And maybe it was the time I enjoyed my football the most because I was so young.
“To be at Manchester United — one of the biggest clubs in the world — at just 18! It was a dream!
“And to play alongside those players you had only seen before on television — maybe that’s why I feel I enjoyed it there the most.”
He added: “I’m not saying I don’t enjoy it here in Madrid — I do.
“But I’m older now, more mature. I’m not a dreamer any more like I was when I was young.
He determined to make history with Madrid — just like he did at United when they beat Chelsea on penalties in the 2008 final in Moscow.
Ronaldo added: “The Champions League is very special at Madrid because we want to win a 10th European title.
“For me it is the pinnacle. There are so many memorable matches that remain in the minds of the players and the fans.
“And I want to make my contribution, I want to leave my mark.”
Manchester United will have something to say about that.