The Portuguese is confident ahead of the return leg despite his team missing a chance to win the first leg at home. He reaffirmed his affection to his old club by not celebrating the goal he scored.
Although the away goal for United means they have a slight advantage Ronaldo says the tie is far from over.
“At Old Trafford we can win, we always have the initiative to try to win.”
“It was a well-played match. Manchester United are very strong defensively, but we created problems for them. Tonight we missed a few goals, but we do not worry. [The tie] is all open. “
He did not want to celebrate the goal he scored as he still has respect for the club where he grew up at.
“I did not want to celebrate the goal out of respect, as I played there for six years. I grew up there, and I have a special affection [for Manchester United]."
Both Real Madrid and Manchester United will face each other again in three weeks in the return leg. The Madrid based side have a more difficult schedule as they face arch rivals Barcelona twice before heading to Old Trafford in March.