Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso says Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to shine tonight at Manchester United.

Ronaldo is back at Old Trafford for the first time since leaving United five years ago.

"I think he'll have a great reception but once the kick-off happens he'll forget about all that and I don't think it will affect his performance. I prefer to have him on my side. He's in terrific form and I know that he is looking forward to playing against his former team. If we play well we'll have more of a chance to win, but if we don't defend well they can score as well," said Xabi.