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The Portuguese star has played 16 matches against Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona and Bayern Munich …
After a gap of 12 years, Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United and is leaving Serie A giant Juventus. The Red Devils made a bid to bring the 36-year-old back to Old Trafford, where he played between 2003 and 2009, for an initial £ 13m. (€ 15 million € 8 million / $ 9 million).
During his last period at Man United, Ronaldo won three Premier Leagues, an FA Cup, two League Cups and a Champions League title. He also won a host of individual awards, namely the Ballon D’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
Now with Ronaldo in their ranks, Manchester United are hoping to end their city rivals Manchester City’s dominance in the Premier League in recent times. Since former FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola joined them, Cityzens have won three Premier League titles in the last five seasons, four League Cups and one FA Cup.
As a Real Madrid player from 2009 to 2017, Ronaldo has a long history of facing Pep Guardiola, who previously coached Madrid’s tough rivals FC Barcelona from 2008 to 2012. The Portuguese talisman faced the Spanish brain on several occasions in Spain and also met him twice in the Champions League when Guardiola managed Bayern Munich.
In fact, it was the very first time Ronaldo and Guardiola met face to face in Ronaldo’s last match of his first season at Manchester United. The English giants had met Guardiola’s Barcelona in the final of the 2008/09 Champions League and lost 0-2.
One of the best players in the world, Ronaldo has an incredible record against almost any opposition he has faced in his long career, but when it comes to meeting Guardiola, the star player does not enjoy a great record. So far in his career, Ronaldo has faced a Guardiola on 16 occasions and has managed to win only four times and has lost on eight occasions. In the 16 matches he has managed to score seven times.
The two Manchester rivals are ready to meet each other for the first time in the ongoing 2021/22 season on November 6 at Old Trafford, and Ronaldo will see better record against Pep Guardiola.
What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s record against Pep Guardiola’s team?
|2008/09||Champions League final||FC Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United||THAT||–|
|2009/10||The League||FC Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid||THAT||–|
|2009/10||The League||Real Madrid 0-2 FC Barcelona||THAT||–|
|2010/11||The League||FC Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid||THAT||–|
|2010/11||The League||Real Madrid 1-1 FC Barcelona||D||1|
|2010/11||Copa del Rey final||FC Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid||W||1|
|2010/11||Champions League semi-final first match||Real Madrid 0-2 FC Barcelona||THAT||–|
|2010/11||Champions League semi-final second stage||FC Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid||D||–|
|2011/12||The League||Real Madrid 1-3 FC Barcelona||THAT||–|
|2011/12||The League||FC Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid||W||1|
|2011/12||Copa del Rey quarterfinal first match||Real Madrid 1-2 FC Barcelona||THAT||–|
|2011/12||Copa del Rey quarterfinals second stage||FC Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid||D||1|
|2011/12||Super Cup de Espana first stage||Real Madrid 2-2 FC Barcelona||D||–|
|2011/12||Supercopa de Espana second leg||FC Barcelona 3-2 Real Madrid||THAT||1|
|2013/14||Champions League semi-final first match||Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich||W||–|
|2013/14||Champions League semi-final second stage||Bayern Munich 0-4 Real Madrid||W||2|