Man United 1 Real Madrid 2: Cristiano Ronaldo ‘sad’ to see Red Devils exit
Man United 1 Real Madrid 2: Cristiano Ronaldo admits he is "sad" to see his former club crash out of the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he was “sad” to see Manchester United crash out of the Champions League after Real Madrid sealed a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.
After a tight opening half, Sergio Ramos put the ball into his own net in the 48th minute to leave the Red Devils ahead on aggregate after their 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu.
However, Nani’s red card for a high tackle on Álvaro Arbeloa turned the last-16 clash on its head, with Luka Modrić’s stunning long-range strike levelling the second leg and the tie.
And Ronaldo, who was returning to Old Trafford for the first time since joining Madrid in a record £80m deal in 2009, netted the winner from close range in 69th minute to wrap up a 3-2 aggregate win for Los Blancos.
“The reception was unbelievable. It was an emotional moment for me, for both games, especially tonight,” Ronaldo told Sky Sports.
“I do not have words to explain how I feel. The supporters made me feel shy as I did not play how I play all the time.
“Anyway I helped my team, and I feel a little happy inside, on the other hand I feel sad as Manchester United are out.
“To be honest I did not see what Nani did, but these situations happen in football.
“The future we never know, but the supporters here and the club are massive. At this moment I am very happy in Madrid and I want to be there.”