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Manchester United - Real Madrid not all about Ronaldo, claims Evans
Manchester United - Real Madrid not all about Ronaldo, claims Evans

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Manchester United - Real Madrid not all about Ronaldo, claims Evans
Jonny Evans claims that Manchester United's game against Real Madrid is not all about Cristiano Ronaldo facing his former club.

The Northern Ireland international believes that the clash is the highlight of the round due to the history between the two clubs and not just the Portuguese star.

"I am sure one or two of the lads have kept in contact and Nani was on international duty with him," Evans told the club's official website. "I don't know if he has spoken to anyone, but I am sure he is looking forward to the game as much as we are.

"But I don't think it is just about Cristiano Ronaldo. It goes back further. There is the history of the two clubs. It is the glamor tie of the round. Everyone is looking forward to it."

Evans also warned that despite boasting Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho's side contains several other players who could damage the Red Devils on Wednesday.

"They don't just have Cristiano Ronaldo who can hurt you," Evans said. "They have a lot of different players who can cause you problems. He will be the one everyone will be looking to as the man to stop and we have to make sure we keep him quiet."

Evans did take the time to hail Ronaldo's improvement since leaving United, even though the Madrid star won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2008, when he was with the Manchester outfit.

"Cristiano has changed his game. He has adapted," Evans added. "When he was playing here, he was a right or left winger and expected to work back a lot. That was the way we played. I don't think Real Madrid play like that. He has adapted his game to suit them."

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