Ronaldo a 'happy man' ahead of Old Trafford return despite off-field distractions Photograph:( Reuters )
Ronaldo spoke to reporters for the first time since denying rape allegations levelled against him by a woman who sued him in court in the United States.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to former club Manchester United as Juventus travel to Old Trafford, England, UK for a crunch Group H clash on Tuesday.
Recently, Ronaldo has been dealing with several off-field distractions after some serious allegations were levelled against him.
A woman named Kathryn Mayorga sued him in a district court in Clark County, Nevada in the United State, alleging he raped her in 2009 in a Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite.
Mayorga is a former US-based model.
While Cristiano had denied the allegations via tweet, saying his conscience was clear and that he would calmly await the results of any investigation.
"I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in," he wrote in a tweet.
Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Ronaldo paid tribute to his family as he spoke to reporters for the first time on Mayorga claims.
He said, "I know that I'm an example. I know 100 percent. In the pitch and outside the pitch. So I'm all smiles. I'm a happy man. I'm blessed to play at a fantastic club. I have a fantastic family. I have four kids, I am healthy, I have everything. The rest doesn't interfere with me."
Another reporter asked Ronaldo directly about his thoughts on Mayorga, "Well you've never spoken about this, but what are your thoughts about Kathryn Mayorga?"
Ronaldo replied: "I'm very happy. My lawyers they are confident and of course I am too. The most important is that I enjoy football, I enjoy my life. The rest I have people who take care of my life."