'Winning the Champions League with Manchester United was the greatest moment of my career' - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese star believes winning the European Cup would crown a successful season at the Santiago Bernabeu this term as he hopes to replicate his 2008 triumph
Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo has described winning the Champions League with Manchester United as the greatest moment of his career.

The 26-year-old won the trophy in 2008 when Sir Alex Ferguson's side beat Chelsea in the Moscow final, but was a loser the following season as the Old Trafford outfit went down to Barcelona in Rome.

That proved to be Ronaldo's last game for United before a big-money move to Madrid, and his attempts to add another European title to his collection were ended last season at the semi-final stage by Real's fierce rivals Barca.

Now, though, the Portuguese believes Madrid can win their 10th European crown as he looks to repeat his triumph of three years ago.

"We have to win important trophies, the Liga or the Champions League because these are the titles that make you triumph in football," he told Uefa.com.

"Winning it [the Champions League] is the final phase of having a great season and it is one of the most important trophies.

"I had the fortune to win it with Manchester United in 2008 and I think this was the greatest moment in my career.

"Now I hope to win it with Real Madrid because it is the greatest title you can win on a European level."

Madrid are away to Dinamo Zagreb in next week's Champions League Group D opener, but first welcome local rivals Getafe to the Bernabeu in La Liga on Saturday.