Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo admits the best time of his career was with Manchester United.

Nine trophies at home and abroad compared to just three domestic gongs in Spain so far.

He told The Sun: "Yes Manchester was a very good cycle for me.

"I won everything there. It was a fantastic part of my life there.

"And maybe it was the time I enjoyed my football the most because I was so young.

"To be at Manchester United - one of the biggest clubs in the world - at just 18! It was a dream!

"And to play alongside those players you had only seen before on television - maybe that's why I feel I enjoyed it there the most."