Atletico Madrid fans must be sick of the sight of Cristiano Ronaldo who has a phenomenal record against their team. They would have been relieved when the Champions League last 16 draw held in December kept them apart only for a technical problem to lead to a new draw few hours later.

The new Champions League draw then confirmed the worst fears of the Atletico Madrid fans after they were drawn together with Manchester United whose star player is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo has a very good record against reigning Spanish La Liga champions Atletico Madrid dating back to his time at Real Madrid. He has been dealing with Atletico Madrid consistently over the last 13 years since he signed for city rivals Real Madrid from Manchester United in the summer of 2009 for a then world-record transfer fee of £80m. Cristiano Ronaldo has an attacking return of 25 goals and nine assists in 31 games against Atletico Madrid. Also, he has scored four hat-tricks against them.

Cristiano Ronaldo would hoping to use his impressive record against Atletico Madrid to lead Manchester United past them and into the Champions League quarterfinals. He was particularly a thorn in the flesh of Atletico Madrid as he denied them the chance of winning the Champions League every yearfrom 2014 to 2019. In his first season (2018/19 season) at Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo scored all the three goals that eliminated Atletico Madrid via a 3-2 aggregate win at the round of 16 stage.

Ronaldo and his Manchester United team will face Atletico Madrid away from home in the first leg with the hope of making it three wins in a row having won their last two games in the league with the combined scores of 6-2. They saw off 10-man Brighton &Hove Albion 2-0 at home before recording a 4-2 win at Leeds United.