Cristiano Ronaldo sends touching message to Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson after reunion

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford last night for only the second time since leaving in 2009, this time wearing the colours of Juventus.

The Portugal international is still a beloved figure among Manchester United fans for the six years he spent at the club.

In that time he won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup once, League Cup twice and the Champions League.

United helped establish Ronaldo as one of the best players in the world, putting him alongside Lionel Messi at the pinnacle.

And Ronaldo has made no secret of owing a large part of his success ever since leaving the Red Devils to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson has only recently recovered from a brain haemorrhage and was welcomed back to Old Trafford last month.

The 76-year-old was once again in attendance with Ronaldo back in town and the Juventus forward made sure to make time to catch up with his former boss.

Ronaldo took to social media to post a picture of him alongside a smiling Ferguson.

“A great coach and above all a wonderful man,” Ronaldo tweeted.

“Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”

Ferguson has been following Ronaldo’s career closely ever since calling time on his illustrious career in 2013.

He was present at the EURO 2016 final when Ronaldo helped lead his country to win the first major trophy in their history.

All the attention may have been on Ronaldo returning to the north west of England with Juventus, but it was Paolo Dybala who stole the headlines.

The Argentine attacker proved the difference with his close range effort giving Juventus a 1-0 victory.

Ronaldo had a number off opportunities to get on the scoresheet but came up against a determined David de Gea.