Asked about his role in Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford and Sir Alex Ferguson told ViaPlay before kick-off: “I’m excited like everyone else, there was anticipation all day yesterday and waking up in the morning.
“I speak for all supporters – it’s a great day for Manchester United. A lot of people played their part [in bringing Ronaldo back] and I contributed knowing that really Cristiano wanted to come here and that was important.
“It worked very well. I wouldn’t say it’s emotional but it’s exciting for me and relief because I couldn’t imagine him playing for Man City, I don’t think anyone could.”
The former boss added: “That’s why we took steps to make sure he came here and the club then followed in very well and I spoke to the Glazers and it was done. I think he will make an impact on the young players, in particular, he’s got the experience to handle the occasion.”
We bet Sir Alex felt immensely proud after Ronaldo announced himself in style with a splendid brace in the 4-1 win.