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Real Madrid ace Ronaldo admits plenty of Man Utd banter ahead of showdown

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo admits the text banter has been flying with his former Manchester United teammates.

Ronaldo will face his old club in the Champions League.

He told The Sun: "Manchester was my home and still is in my heart. I love it. Because when people treat you very well you never forget that. And I will never forget United, the people who work there and the supporters.

"So I am so happy to be going back to Manchester.

"I will go and see my old house, see my Manchester friends - they're a kind of a family to me there and it will be great. It will be fun.

"And finally I will go to the club where I played for many, many years.

"It will be so nice. I still speak with quite a few of the United lads: Rio, Patrice, Nani, Anderson.

"The guys have all been joking with me. It will be great to see them again even though it is going to be a very difficult game.

"Manchester United are the best team in England, they are great. Every year they win something.

"And they have a fantastic coach in Sir Alex Ferguson, I know that. But so have we in Jose Mourinho. And he's my coach now so I obviously hope Mourinho wins!"

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