Manchester United are planning to kill Cristiano Ronaldo with kindness to blunt his potency.
The Real Madrid winger will return to Old Trafford for the first time since his world record £80m move back in 2009 on Today night.
The Reds have a series of events and presentations planned around their Champions League showdown, with fans also set to reveal a new tribute banner in his honour.
United hold the slight advantage with an away goal following their 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu last month. They are 13.00 to win 1-0 in normal time, and are 5.00 to keep a clean sheet.
But Ronaldo, who scored with a brilliant header in Madrid and is 3.60 to score first on Today, will face a difficult task of controlling his emotions on the night.
Reds defender Patrice Evra insists: "Cristiano will get a great reception and it is difficult when you play with love.
"I remember after the Madrid game we had a chat. He said it was going to be more difficult coming here.
"We know that Ronaldo is a winner and a big competitor. If he can win against us he will do it."
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