Ronaldo insists he is an ´example´ amid rape allegations

Ronaldo insists he is an ´example´ amid rape allegations

Ronaldo insists he is an ´example´ amid rape allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo spoke publicly about a rape allegation during a Monday news conference ahead of Juventus' Champions League match with his former club Manchester United.

Mayorga says the star Juventus forward raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 while she repeatedly screamed no, according to a lawsuit filed in Clark County, Nevada.

Juventus released a statement after the allegations were published backing their player but sponsors have been more circumspect, with Nike - who signed Ronaldo to a lifetime contract - saying they were "deeply concerned" by the allegation.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gave short shrift when quizzed on the possibility of a sensational return to Real Madrid as he prepares for a reunion with one of his old pupils, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday. So I am always smiling, I am happy man, I'm blessed that I play in a fantastic club. I have a fantastic family, I have four kids, I am healthy.

"No, I'm happy here", he told reporters in a pre-match press conference. So, most important is I enjoy the football, I enjoy my life.

Even against old friends, United know from experience Ronaldo rarely shows any mercy. "However, we can't underestimate our opponents".

Ronaldo joined Juventus in the offseason from Real Madrid.

However, Ronaldo's form on the pitch hasn't been affected as the Portuguese has scored five goals in his last six Serie A appearances. Let us know in the comments section below. We have our weapons.

On that occasion, he scored the victor in a 2-1 victory that knocked United out in what would prove to be Sir Alex Ferguson's final Champions League game. "This is a new chapter in my life".

"It is special for me to return to Manchester", added Ronaldo, who left the Spanish capital for Turin in the summer. Someone who gave me a huge lift in my career and I would like to express my best possible wishes to him.

Juve now leads Group H after two matches on six points.

"It doesn't matter that I was sent off and then didn't play. Everything goes well, the team is fantastic".

And the decision is yet to come to fruition with Real Madrid struggling under Lopetegui so far, kicking off with a 4-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup.

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