Champions League: Juventus suffers major injury blow ahead of Manchester United clash

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.

According to a UK Sun report, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police in the U.S. have commenced investigation after 34-year-old Kathryn Mayorga, alleged the footballer star forcefully, had carnal knowledge of her in 2009.

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 will welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford when Juventus visit in Group H of the Champions League on Tuesday night. I play in a fantastic club, have a fantastic family.

'So the rest, it doesn't interfere on me. I am glad, of course, I'm not going to lie in this situation, I'm very happy.

"I'm a happy man", Ronaldo said. "But, of course, when he returns with a new team he comes to do a job, for them".

"I enjoy football, my life. I have people who take care of my life".

"I've read a lot of things (Ronaldo) has said about Paul Scholes and how he trained. However, we can't underestimate our opponents". Here I have many memories of victories and affection, and in particular with Sir Alex Ferguson, to whom I send a big hug.

"When I knew that we were going to be playing against Manchester United, it was huge for me".

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. We have our weapons.

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

"I don't want to compare Real and Juve".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has committed his future to the club amid reports linking him with a return to Real Madrid.

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.