13/02/2013 09:00, Report by Gemma Thompson in Madrid
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Ando will enjoy Real test

work hard together as a team. Hopefully we can come back with a good result and finish the job at Old Trafford.”

Of course, Wednesday’s meeting will see a reunion with Anderson’s close friend Cristiano Ronaldo. The Brazilian says the pair remain in regular contact but maintains football will come before friendship come kick-off.

“I talk a lot with Cristiano, but not just him. Pepe is my friend too, we played in Portugal together. We are all great friends, but when you step out on the pitch no-one is friends because we all want to win!”

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Playing with a smile

“These are the games you want to play in. We know we have to be very focused but it’s also important to enjoy games like this."

- Anderson, speaking exclusively to


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