The Portuguese star was desperate to join the Spanish side this summer, but United boss Sir Alex Ferguson managed to keep him at the club.
Ronaldo said: “In the game when I came back against Villarreal I wasn’t nervous but just a bit excited to see how the fans would react to me.
“Thank God things went well.
“This shows people have not forgotten all the good things we’ve done together and I’m very happy with that.”
He added: “Things are going pretty well.
“I’d love a repeat of last season and continue to show some good progression.”