Cristiano Ronaldo ‘will never forget’ Manchester United but gave no indication of plans to leave Real Madrid anytime soon.
The 32-year-old won three league titles and a Champions League crown across a six-year spell at Old Trafford alongside his first Ballon d'Or in 2008.
“I will never forget the Red Devils,” Ronaldo told an interview with former United teammate Rio Ferdinand.
“I learnt to be better and better, being around the best players in the world. If you make the two things – talent and work hard – you can be a huge player. And I think I'm in that role.
“When I landed here in Madrid I started to feel the atmosphere, I thought it was a game that day because all these people came just to see me. It was a great surprise. It was an unbelievable day, I was so proud.
“I feel inside what the people live for in the football here in Spain, they love it. It was a great day. I just thought in my mind 'I want to go there, to show my level, to show that I'm a different player' and this is what I did.
“I had a fantastic first season, second season and I improved every season. It was a great experience.”