Cristiano Ronaldo addresses rape allegations ahead of Manchester United return with Juventus

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European giants Manchester United and Juventus head into Tuesday's Champions League match at Old Trafford with both sides dealing with a rash of injuries. "I don't see how they could lose the Scudetto without self-destructing".

"The most important is I enjoy my football, and my life". The rest, I have people who take care of my life. And of course, the truth always come out first. After the outlet broke news of the lawsuit last month in an interview with Mayorga, Ronaldo's lawyer called the reporting "blatantly illegal".

Ronaldo previously had confronted the allegations in an Instagram video posted October 3, hours after the suit was filed.

Former United defender Vidic spent three years playing with Ronaldo and he hailed the five-time Ballon d'Or victor ahead of his return to the Theatre of Dreams. He is the subject of a criminal investigation by Las Vegas police and a separate civil action after the allegation of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, which she says happened in the summer of 2009.

Speaking further, the Portuguese star Ronaldo revealed that his legal team are on top of the situation.

The former Real Madrid forward now has five goals for Juventus in the Serie A circuit thus far, most recently netting a pair of scores against Sassuolo on September 16.

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"I know I am an example", Ronaldo said. I know, 100%. On the pitch and outside the pitch. On the pitch and outside the pitch.

"So I am always smiling, I am a happy man".

It will only be the second time the Portugal star has played at Old Trafford since he left for Real in 2009.

The Croatian boss replaced Davide Ballardini before the worldwide break for his third spell in charge of Genoa and he made an immediate impact as the Italian champions failed to record a victory for the first time in nine league games this season.

Mourinho then followed Ronaldo to the Premier League after guiding Porto to 2003-04 Champions League success, taking charge of Chelsea and becoming United's biggest rivals for the title.

After being signed from Arsenal in January 2018 in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan join the Gunners, Sanchez has made 26 appearances for the Red Devils. I remember the support of the fans.