Man United KO’ed by Real Madrid: Nani’s harsh red, Modric scores a stunner, Ronaldo the winner

Manchester United 1 – Real Madrid 2 (Agg. 2-3) (Champions League, March 5, 2013) (Alternative highlightsLonger highlights & alternative longer highlights.) Gonzalo Higuain had an early chance for Real which was blocked for a corner. At the other end Nemanja Vidic headed against he post and Danny Welbeck missed the follow up as United pressed. United took the lead early in the second half when Sergio Ramos diverted a Nani cross into his own net. The Red Devils were reduced to 10 men when Luis Nani was sent off for a high kick on Arbeloa. Real equalised through a belter from Luka Modric in the 66th, and less than three minutes later Cristiano Ronaldo steered MAdrid 2-1 ahead to leave United in a quagmire.

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Cristiano Ronaldo runs out at Old Trafford for the warm up.

Diego Maradona filmed in a box at Old Trafford, snogging his blonde girlfriend.

Sir Alex Ferguson discusses why Wayne Rooney was left out v Real Madrid.

GIF: Nemanja Vidic sends a header onto the Real Madrid post.

GIF: Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Vidic has scored, he’s left disappointed.

GIF: Robin van Persie’s rubbish overhead kick v Real Madrid.

GIF: Diego Lopez’s double save v Manchester United.

GIF: Sergio Ramos diverts a Nani cross into the Real Madrid net.

GIF: Luis Nani kick on Arbeloa, gets sent off.

GIF: Sir Alex Ferguson’s furious reaction to Nani’s red card.

GIF: Real Madrid’s handball penalty shout against Rafael.

GIF: Luka Modric’s super low drive v Manchester United.

GIF: Another angle of Luka Modric’s belter v Man United.

GIF: Cristiano Ronaldo puts Madrid 2-1 up at Manchester United.

GIF: A second view of Cristiano Ronaldo’s go-ahead goal at Old Trafford.

GIF: Sir Alex Ferguson’s angry reaction towards the ref at full time of Real Madrid defeat.

GIF: Rio Ferdinand claps in referee Cuneyt Cakir’s face at full time after Real Madrid defeat.

Mike Phelan press conference post Real Madrid defeat (in place of Sir Alex Ferguson).

Jose Mourinho’s post match analysis: ‘The best team lost’.

Cristiano Ronaldo interview post Manchester United win.

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