Sport Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action during last weekend's FA Cup Fourth Round match against Stoke City

Chelsea manager tips the Belgian to be among the world's best in near future

Saburo winning the juvenile maiden at the Curragh yesterday

'Awesome' Dawn Approach lifted by O’Brien doubt over Kingsbarns

Not for the first time, the beat of the betting tom-tom has proved accurate.

Ronaldo celebrates with Kaka, though tries his best to show respect to his former employers

Manchester United v Real Madrid reaction: Cristiano Ronaldo calls return to Old Trafford 'unbelievable'

World's most expensive player received warm welcome from United fans

Cristiano Ronaldo at the Etihad Stadium
Ryan Giggs and Alex Ferguson

Ryan Giggs expects goals when Manchester United host Real Madrid

The Champions League tie is level at 1-1 after the first leg

Christiano Ronaldo (left) returns to Old Trafford for the first time since joining Real Madrid

Manchester United v Real Madrid: Patrice Evra fears return of Cristiano Ronaldo

Frenchman also says former team-mate can expect a warm reception from the Old Trafford faithful

Cristiano Ronaldo (right) during Real’s win over Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo goes beyond the goalscoring heroics to become Real Madrid team leader

In inspiring Madrid to victory in el clasico, striker again puts Messi in the shade

Tottenham's Gareth Bale has scored six goals in his last five games

Gareth Bale 'the best British player around' says Gary Lineker

Former England striker stops short of comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson enjoy an embrace after the match between Real Mardid and Manchester United

Manchester United conduct 'feasability study' into re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo

The Premier League leaders sold the Portugal forward to Real Madrid for £80m

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates during the Copa del Rey victory over Barcelona

Ronaldo: Real Madrid are ready to deliver knockout blow at Old Trafford against Manchester United

The sides meet in the Champions League on Tuesday

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show

Match Report: Clinical Cristiano Ronaldo outshines Lionel Messi to fire Manchester United warning

Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 3 (Real Madrid win 4-2 on aggregate)

Gareth Bale scores the winning free-kick against Lyon

Despite comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale insists there is 'a lot of room for improvement'

Tottenham winger scored two brilliant free-kicks in victory over Lyon

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Patrice Evra in the air to equalise

Cristiano Ronaldo says it was 'beautiful and emotional to play against my family'

Real Madrid forward scored against Manchester United in the Champions League

Ronaldo gets chummy with former teammate Patrice Evra

Cristiano Ronaldo braced for an 'emotional return to Old Trafford'

Manchester United are in a good position after Danny Welbeck landed his side an away goal, but the Red Devils still have a difficult fixture at Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho looks on during Real Madrid's match with Manchester United

This tie is far from over, says Jose Mourinho after Real Madrid and Manchester United draw at the Bernabeu

Bullish Jose Mourinho still confident his Real Madrid side can progress despite Manchester United securing 1-1 draw in the Bernabeu

Danny Welbeck rises to score the opening goal

Match Report: Cristiano Ronaldo shackled by Manchester United's unflinching resolution

Real Madrid 1 Manchester United 1: It was like the last five minutes of a cup final but played over a relentless first half

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