Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make an emotional return to Old Trafford on 18 November for a friendly game between Portugal and Argentina.

Having previously returned to Old Trafford once in 2013, scoring a goal in the Real Madrid 2-1 Champions League last-16 victory over Sir Alex Ferguson's side, this will be the second time the Portuguese star steps on the Manchester United home turf since he left for the La Liga giants in 2009.

World Eleven, the company in charge of organizing Argentina's national team friendly games, confirmed the news on its official twitter account.

"On 18 November Argentina will play a friendly with Portugal at #Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester. #WorldEleven," they said.

United supporters will have the chance to see the hero again in an exciting clash when the Portugal international faces Barcelona rival Lionel Messi and his former Real Madrid friend Angel di Maria.

The news about Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford for a friendly game came at a time when reports keep claiming the Portuguese star may re-join United in the coming years to hang his boots at his former home.

A Manchester United supporters' group (United Reel) even recently hired a plane to fly a banner message that said "Come home, Ronaldo" over El Madrigal Stadium on Saturday, 27 September, during Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over Villarreal.

When questioned about that and whether he would play at Old Trafford again, Ronaldo himself added fuel to the rumours.

"I have always said that I have a family at Manchester United. But at this moment, I am very happy here [at Real Madrid] and I want to stay here. But it is very important and I felt very happy about knowing how much the people from Manchester love me. This is a sign that I left good memories there and that they love me. I feel that they really appreciate me. I am very happy about that," he said.