Cristiano Ronaldo confident of clearing his name amid rape allegation

Juventus Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Juventus Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado after opening the scoring during their Italian Serie A match against Genoa

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Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo defended himself against the allegation and said Monday he is confident the truth will come out in the case.

Ronaldo discussed the reopened police investigation in Las Vegas into a 2009 complaint involving Kathryn Mayorga, who says she was raped by the Portuguese footballer.

Not only does Tuesday's match mark a return to Old Trafford for Cristiano Ronaldo, but it's the 13th competitive meeting between the two sides in European competition and the first since 2003. So I'm always smiling, I am a happy man, I'm blessed that I play in a fantastic club, I have a fantastic family, I have four kids, I am healthy.

Improved displays in their last two outings have helped to lift the gloom around the club, although United have not yet managed to win successive matches in front of their own fans this season. So, I am glad. of course, I'm not going to lie on this situation. I am very happy. The most important thing is I enjoy the football, I enjoy my life. "I have people who take care of my life". "But we can't underestimate our opponents".

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Ronaldo's career has seen him plunder goals with Manchester United and Real Madrid before his move to Italy in July, and his prolific form has continued.

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And Mourinho is well aware of the challenge he faces in setting up a defence that has conceded 16 times in the Premier League already this season to stop the top scorer in the Champions League for the past six seasons.

"Juventus is one of the teams in Europe that invested to win the Champions League", added Mourinho when the draw was made.

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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.

"It's special for me to return to Manchester". (Then-United manager) Sir Alex (Ferguson) is someone I will never forget.

The atmosphere at the Allianz Arena was dampened after racist chants during Juve's last home league game against Napoli resulted in a closure of the "Curva Sud" section of the stadium.

"I won lots of trophies here - the cups, leagues, the Champions League".

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Ronaldo would not be drawn on Real, who are struggling in La Liga.

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