‘Truth comes first’ - Cristiano Ronaldo defiant on Old Trafford return

Cristiano Ronaldo has said "the truth is always coming in first" as he addressed the rape allegation he is facing.

He was quizzed on his feelings about returning to the club he spent six years at but the main issue in hand was the allegations that he raped model Kathryn Mayorga in a Vegas hotel in 2009.

Ronaldo denies the allegations - which first surfaced on the Football Leaks website in April 2017 - and insists the sex was consensual.

Cristiano Ronaldo will always be fondly remembered at Old Trafford, but as the five-time Ballon d'Or victor rolls back into town this week, this former hero may be the last sight Manchester United want to see. I have a fantastic family.

"The rest doesn't bother me, I am very glad".

He told reporters: "I'm not going to lie in this situation".

"It was an unbelievable night, a very emotional night and what the supporters did for me was massive", he said of his reception. My lawyers are confident and of course I am too.

He only appeared as a substitute against Chelsea and now Alexis Sanchez will miss Manchester United's Champions League game with Juventus.

A 0-0 draw with Atletico in the league was the first of three consecutive games in which Real failed to score including two 1-0 defeats to CSKA Moscow and Alaves respectively.

"When I knew we were playing Manchester United, it was a huge thing for me". We have our weapons. If we play in a good way, the way the coach wants, we have a good chance to win.

Ronaldo was on holiday in America at the time with his cousin and brother-in-law.

"I'm happy to see out my contract and I'd like to stay after my contract runs out".

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.

Ronaldo said. "It is special for me to return to Manchester". "This is a new chapter in my life".

"I won all the trophies here: Champions League, leagues, cups, I remembered the fans and I remembered one of the people who helped me most, Sir Alex Ferguson".

Juve now leads Group H after two matches on six points. "It's not up to me to speak about Real".

  • Kyle Peterson