Police escort for Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team-mates as they touch down in Manchester ahead of Champions League clash with United
- Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team-mates got to Manchester on Monday
- The Italian side were accompanied by a police escort as they got to the airport
- Max Allegri’s side are preparing to face Man United in the Champions League
- All eyes are on Ronaldo as he returns to the club where he spent six years at
All eyes were on Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday afternoon as he arrived in Manchester with a police escort along with the rest of his Juventus team-mates.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side are in England to take on Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in the third instalment of the Champions League group stages.
The pre-match build-up has been dominated by Ronaldo given the Portuguese star carved out his early success at United between 2003-09 and he is set to play the defining role for the Italian visitors on Tuesday night.
Cristiano Ronaldo had a police escort as Juventus arrived at Manchester airport on Monday
All eyes were on the Portuguese star as he prepares to face former club Manchester United
One young Juventus fan had Ronaldo sign the club shirt before players boarded the team bus
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Ronaldo and his team-mates were suited for the arrival as fans lined the arrivals exit to catch a glimpse of the team’s big names.
Police quickly ushered the squad on to the team bus and they began the journey to Old Trafford where Allegri and Ronaldo are due to speak at a pre-match press conference later in the day.
It remains to be seen whether or not Ronaldo will face questions about the rape allegations surrounding him as he prepares to return to his old stomping ground.
Juventus are busy preparing to face Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini was all smiles with the Italians top of Group H currently
The former United star was accused of rape by American model Kathryn Mayorga, who claims the incident happened in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and that she was paid £288,000 to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Ronaldo vehemently denies the allegations put against him and has dismissed it as ‘fake news’.
The Portugal star, meanwhile, will be hoping to continue his fine form on Tuesday, having scored in consecutive games for the first time since joining Juventus in a £100m deal from Real Madrid back in the summer.
Juve and United are favourites to progress from their Champions League group having started strongly.
A win at Old Trafford would all but secure Juve, who are top of Group H with maximum points from their opening two games, a spot in the knockout rounds.
Victory for Juventus would all but see Max Allegri’s side secure a spot in the knockout stages
Players were quickly ushered onto the bus before making the journey over to Old Trafford
Manchester United sit second as they prepare to take on Group H leaders Juventus on Tuesday
But United are a different proposition from when they were booed off after a 0-0 draw at home to Valencia.
A comeback win over Newcastle and an impressive display away at Chelsea has Mourinho’s side revived again and they will relish the stern test Allegri’s side certainly pose.
A win at Old Trafford for United will be enough for them to leapfrog the Italian side – more than enough motivation to swing the group’s momentum.
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