Cristiano Ronaldo was the main attraction at Old Trafford last night as Juventus beat Manchester United in their Champions League clash – and fans couldn’t get enough of the Portuguese superstar after the final whistle.
While Paulo Dybala scored the only goal of the game to earn victory for the Italian champions, all eyes were on Ronaldo as he enjoyed a high-profile return to Old Trafford.
And Ronaldo is still a big draw for some home fans, who gathered alongside Juventus supporters (Image: EAMONN AND JAMES CLARKE)
It was only the second time the 33-year-old has faced United in Manchester since leaving the club for Real Madrid in 2009, and the former Red Devil was given a warm reception by the home fans.
A brilliant David De Gea save stopped Ronaldo from getting on the scoresheet, but the Juventus star still impressed as his side cemented their spot at the top of Champions League group H.
Many fans tried to get autographs and selfies with the Portuguese superstar (Image: EAMONN AND JAMES CLARKE)
And supporters showed their appreciation for the striker when Juventus returned to their city centre hotel following the match.
A crowd, appearing to contain both Juve and United fans, gathered to greet the victorious side with many attempting to grab a quick autograph or selfie.
Ronaldo waded his way through a mob of people in the hotel reception as he headed for bed, and is obviously still a huge draw for United fans despite leaving the club nearly a decade ago.
However, Ronaldo was quickly ushered through the crowd into the team hotel (Image: EAMONN AND JAMES CLARKE)
Posting on Instagram after the match, he said: “An important victory in a very emotional match for me.
“It was great playing at Old Trafford again.
“Thanks to all the fans for the reception and support.”
It was only the second time he has faced United at Old Trafford since his departure in 2009 (Image: EAMONN AND JAMES CLARKE)
It is believed Juve stayed the night in Manchester before heading back to Italy ahead of their Serie A clash with Empoli on Saturday.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side are currently undefeated in the league this season, although they dropped their first points of the campaign
against Genoa last time out.