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27/08/2009 08:13

Papers: Ronny's ready

Ronaldo eyes United return
Cristiano Ronaldo could be heading back to Old Trafford when the Champions League draw is held in Monaco today. For Spanish giants Real Madrid – Ron's new club – are ranked as second seeds in today's 5pm draw.
And that means they could be in the same group as Manchester United or any of the other English clubs. Liverpool, Chelsea, United and Arsenal are all top eight rated teams with Barcelona, AC Milan, Seville and Bayern Munich. But Madrid have dropped into the second tier after failing to go beyond the second-round for the past five years. That makes them the side everyone wants to avoid after spending a staggering £200million this summer on ex-United star Ronaldo, Kaka, Xabi Alonso and Karim Benzema. Lyon, Inter, Juventus and Porto are also among the second seeds.
The Sun

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Elsewhere, many of the papers have picked up on ManUtd.com's exclusive with Dimitar Berbatov. The Bulgarian told us he wanted to avenge last season's Champions League final loss and believes United can go all the way this term.

There's nothing else United-related in the press – many of the column inches are taken up by coverage of the crowd trouble at Tuesday night's Carling Cup match between West Ham and Millwall.

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