Real Madrid star Ronaldo: I knew we'd get Man Utd

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo always expected to one day face Manchester United in the Champions League.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo always expected to one day face Manchester United in the Champions League.

The £80million Madrid striker confessed he cannot wait for the epic showdown to kick off in just 10 days’ time.

Ronaldo, 27, told The Sun: “On the day of the draw I was out training and I had this strong feeling that we were going to get Manchester United.

“And when the draw was made I was very happy. It’s a tough match of course — Madrid and United are the two biggest clubs in the world and it’s a real 50-50. It could go either way.

“But for me it will be a pleasure, a real pleasure. Of course I know there will be a lot of attention on me but for me there is no pressure, no pressure at all.

“It is only a game, just a football match against my old club. I’m not going to war, I’m going home — and I am really looking forward to it.”

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