Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford with Juventus determined to “score goals and win the match”, says Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese superstar will be heading back to familiar surroundings during the group stage of the 2018-19 Champions League.
United have been reunited with a former favourite in that competition before, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner helping Real Madrid to a 3-2 aggregate victory at the last-16 stage in 2013.
Mourinho was in charge of the Blancos back then and the current Red Devils boss expects his fellow countryman to be in determined mood to find the target again on October 23.
He told United’s official website: “I think he [Cristiano] likes to come.
“My feeling when we played with Real Madrid here was that he was happy to come back and was happy to play at Old Trafford, but he was also happy to score and to win.
“He comes with a Juventus shirt, he went to Juventus to win the Champions League, he comes to Old Trafford to score goals and to win the match, but Old Trafford likes him and Old Trafford will always react in a positive way to him, which is a great thing.”