Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has warned his players of the burning desire that Cristiano Ronaldo will have to secure a victory over them at Old Trafford with Juventus.
The ex-Red Devils winger will make his return to the venue where he first became a global superstar, scoring 118 goals in 292 outings with the club, on Tuesday on Champions League duty with the Italian side.
It is not, however, the first time he has been back since departing for Real Madrid in 2009, turning out for Los Blancos at the Theatre of Dreams under the stewardship of Mourinho in 2013.
On that occasion, he found the net and the Portuguese manager believes that the 33-year-old’s desire to do so again will remain enormous.
“He came back with me in Real Madrid,” Mourinho told United’s official website. “I know how much he loves Manchester United. I know that, but I also know how much he wanted to win here and score against Manchester United and win against Manchester United, because he did that with Real.