‘One word – unbelievable’: Cristiano Ronaldo concedes that Manchester United deserved win at Old Trafford

By Glen Keogh

Cristiano Ronaldo let his emotions get the better of him as Real Madrid dumped Manchester United out of the Champions League last night, admitting that he wasn’t at his devastating best.

Ronaldo scored the winner in a 2-1 victory on his first return to Old Trafford since leaving in 2009 and refused to celebrate – even appearing disappointed in himself for putting the final nail in the Reds’ coffin.

After the game he admitted that his former club deserved to win.  

He told Sky Sports: “It was emotional in both games.

“I don’t have words to explain what I feel – I just have one word to say it is unbelievable.

“What the supporters did made me feel quite shy because in my opinion in both games I didn’t play like I play all the time.

“But anyway I helped my team to score one goal home and away.”

Old Trafford was in shock when Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir sent off Nani on 56 minutes when United were 1-0 up.

“I feel happy inside because Madrid got through but on the other hand I feel a little bit sad because Manchester United deserved (to win),” he said.

The game swayed in Madrid’s favour following the decision, one which former Reds full-back Gary Neville said ‘ruined a fascinating match’.

He said: “Been going to Old Trafford since the age of five and I’ve never seen the whole ground as in disbelief as they were last night at a decision!

“The crowd actually weren’t angry or shouting they were just open mouthed and in shock!”

Ronaldo steered away from commenting on the incident which remains the major talking point of the match.

He added: “To be honest I didn’t see the replay of what Nani did but these situations happen in football.

“I’m not going to say any more because I didn’t see the replay.”

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