Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra is counting on emotion getting to former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo when they face Real Madrid next week. Ronaldo faces his old club in the Champions League next week.

Evra told the club's official magazine Inside United: "It will be emotional for Ronny because he loves Manchester United. I hope the emotion will get to him. That will be perfect for us.

"We don't have to wind him up before this game because when he is angry he is at his best.

"So, let's just be nice. We can say 'Welcome home, Ronny. It's so nice to have you back, we love you, you are the best player!'

"We can kill him with love. We have already been texting each other. I hope he will get a great ovation because what he did for United was unbelievable. I miss him, too."