Watch: Ronaldo's Devastating Hat-Trick At Old Trafford In 2003

Manchester United and Real Madrid will meet in the last 16 of the Champions League. The last time these two met in the competition, it bore witness to one of the greatest hat-tricks of all time...
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Manchester United and Real Madrid will meet in the last 16 of the Champions League. The last time these two met in the competition, it bore witness to one of the greatest hat-tricks of all time...

Despite six years of heroics in a Manchester United shirt, many will argue that the greatest performance from a Ronaldo at Old Trafford did not actually come from Cristiano. Instead, it is the original, il fenomeno, R9, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima who comes out on top. His stunning hat-trick for Real Madrid at Old Trafford in the 2002/2003 Champions League quarter final has gone down as one of the greatest striker's performances of all time. So devastatingly impressive was "fat" Ronaldo that he was given a standing ovation from both United and Real fans when he was substituted off on 80 minutes. Despite their ongoing adoration for him, Manchester United fans will be hoping that Cristiano Ronaldo does turn not turn in a repeat performance when the two meet next year.

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