Fergie said it felt just like old times with the stick flying around and he was tempted to whisk the former United ace back to Old Trafford.
He said: “Cristiano was in the dressing room afterwards.
“He came in to see the lads and we had good banter and he was on good form. He was there for a while and it was good.
“He got a bit of stick right enough but that’s water off a duck’s back for Ronaldo. Was I tempted to bring him back. Yeah — he’s still in the hamper.”
Ronaldo has already said he cannot wait for the return leg.
Fergie said: “I’m sure he’ll be looking forward to it. He’s a big-game player isn’t he — so it’s no problem for him.
“What a goal he scored on Wednesday — it was like watching myself!”