You suspect that if Real Madrid were playing against any other club than Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn’t have featured during Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup.
The Portuguese superstar must have been desperate to play against his former employers and he came on for the final seven minutes after returning to training at the weekend.
Ronaldo received a huge cheer from both sets of supporters as he entered the fray and celebrated as Madrid secured a 2-1 victory over their English opponents.
Goals either side of half-time from Casemiro and Isco were enough to seal the Super Cup for Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Romelu Lukaku netted his first competitive goal for United in the 62nd minute but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation for the Red Devils.