Cristiano Ronaldo flattered by Manchester United affection

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Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he was flattered by a Manchester United fans' group's decision to fly a 'Come Home Ronaldo' banner over the Estadio El Madrigal during Real Madrid's match against Villarreal.

The former-Manchester United superstar has been linked with a return to Old Trafford one day, and the £76m-rated Ronaldo conceded he was struck by how much affection the United supporters still show him.

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Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, and reprinted in England by the Daily Mail, Ronaldo said: "I always said that I have a family at Manchester but I'm good in Madrid.

"I'm glad of the affection that United fans have for me, it means that I have left good memories."

United Reel

The Manchester United fan group, United Reel, paid for a banner to fly over the stadium during the Real Madrid clash as United's unofficial courtship of the Portuguese international continues.

He will return to Old Trafford for a Portugal friendly later this year when he takes on Leo Messi and co. Portugal are scheduled to take on Argentina at Old Trafford on November 18th.

Di Maria link up

It will also be an opportunity to link up with former-Real Madrid teammate Angel Di Maria again. Ronaldo was reportedly disappointed when Madrid sold the Argentinian international to United for a British record transfer fee over the summer.

As far as United fans are concerned, they'll be hoping Di Maria has a quiet word in Ronaldo's ear - despite the big outlay on the likes of Radamel Falcao and Di Maria, United could still do with a forward of Ronaldo's calibre.

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