Sir Alex Ferguson expects the Manchester United crowd to welcome Cristiano Ronaldo’s return with open arms.
The Portuguese winger became embroiled in a long-running transfer saga involving Spanish champions Real Madrid over the summer, before eventually being persuaded to remain at United.
After missing the first month of the season following ankle surgery, Ronaldo may feature for United in their Champions League opener against Villarreal on Wednesday.
Ferguson insists Ronaldo remains committed to United and is expects the United supporters to forget the turbulent events of the summer.
“He said he would like to go to Real Madrid (but) when I had the meeting with him that was it finished. He understood my position and the club’s position and he’s got on with it,” Ferguson said.
“He’s accepted it like a professional and there’s not been one problem since.
“I think they (the supporters) understand the situation. He’s a young man who’s been tempted by the lure of money, but since we gave him our decision he has accepted it well and his training has been absolutely fantastic.”
Ferguson added: “He’s probably been one of the best patients I’ve ever seen. He’s been in every day right through until five o’clock and he’s had a real determination to get back to playing for us. He’s well ahead of schedule and that’s credit to him.
“There are no issues at all regarding Cristiano. He’s shown a fantastic maturity in the past few weeks, accepting the situation and getting on with it. There has been no pettiness and no throwing the toys out of the pram.”