30/04/2008 10:24, Report by Nick Coppack

Ronny: Fans were fantastic

Cristiano Ronaldo says United’s fans played a starring role in the Reds’ Champions League victory on Tuesday night.

Old Trafford was a cauldron of noise for Barcelona’s visit, as supporters rallied behind United and cheered the lads to Moscow.

“The fans were absolutely fantastic,” Ronaldo told MUTV. “They did a great job and sang for the whole game. It gave the players motivation and helped us get a massive result.”

Ronaldo flung himself to the ground at the final whistle, apparently almost overcome with emotion.

“The feeling is great,” he said. “It will be my first Champions League final and I feel very good. It’s great for me and my colleagues.

“The final is in three weeks and we have time to work and keep our concentration. But the most important thing now is the league.”


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