Cristiano Ronaldo faced the press on his return to Old Trafford with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he is a happy man when he confronted the press on Monday night for the first time since allegations of sexual assault surfaced last month.

The former United star was charged with rape by US model Kathryn Mayorga, who claims the incident occurred in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and that she was paid £ 288,000 to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Previously, he has vehemently denied the accusations against him and has rejected it as "false news".

Cristiano Ronaldo faced the press on his return to Old Trafford with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo faced the press on his return to Old Trafford with Juventus

The 33-year-old takes a sip from a glass of water while answering the questions.

The 33-year-old takes a sip from a glass of water while answering the questions.

The 33-year-old takes a sip from a glass of water while answering the questions.

But now he has addressed them directly, insisting that he is not going to lie and that he and his lawyers have confidence.

He said: & # 39; I am a happy man. We made the statement two weeks ago.

"Of course I'm not going to lie in this situation. My lawyers have confidence and, of course, me too.

"The most important thing is that I enjoy football and I enjoy life. I have people who take care of my life.

Ronaldo and his teammates take part in the scene at Old Trafford on Monday night

Ronaldo and his teammates take part in the scene at Old Trafford on Monday night

Ronaldo and his teammates take part in the scene at Old Trafford on Monday night

Ronaldo will face Manchester United for the first time in five years on Tuesday night

Ronaldo will face Manchester United for the first time in five years on Tuesday night

Ronaldo will face Manchester United for the first time in five years on Tuesday night

Ronaldo became a legend of Old Trafford during his six years at United between 2003 and 2009.

Ronaldo became a legend of Old Trafford during his six years at United between 2003 and 2009.

Ronaldo became a legend of Old Trafford during his six years at United between 2003 and 2009.

& # 39; The truth always comes in the first position. I'm good. & # 39;

The 33-year-old added that off-field problems do not affect him: "I know I'm an example, 100 percent, on the field and off the field.

I always smile. I'm blessed. I play in a fantastic club, I have a fantastic family, I am healthy. I have everything.

& # 39; The rest does not affect me & # 39;

Ronaldo and his teammates from Juventus received a police escort when they arrived in Manchester on Monday night.

The Juve players dressed in black as they strolled through the Old Trafford field before the press conference and a training session later in the evening.

Ronaldo keeps the ball under control at the Continassa training center in Turin

Ronaldo keeps the ball under control at the Continassa training center in Turin

Ronaldo keeps the ball under control at the Continassa training center in Turin

Ronaldo, 33, completes a sprint while a Juventus coach follows closely during the session

Ronaldo, 33, completes a sprint while a Juventus coach follows closely during the session

Ronaldo, 33, completes a sprint while a Juventus coach follows closely during the session

Previously, on Monday, José Mourinho referred to Ronaldo as one of the all-time greats of football.

"Cristiano is one of the best players of all time," said Mourinho. "And nobody can say it any other way, he's one of the best players of all time."

Ronaldo and Juventus trained in Turin before flying to Manchester in the afternoon.

The 33-year-old has scored five goals in 10 games so far for Juventus since moving 100 million pounds from Real Madrid.

He was sent off in his first match of the Champions League against Valencia and fulfilled a one-match ban, losing the victory over the Swiss team Young Boys.

Ronaldo returns to the fold in the elite club competition in Europe with Juventus first in Group H, having won both of his games so far.

José Mourinho described Ronaldo as one of the best players in the history of football.

José Mourinho described Ronaldo as one of the best players in the history of football.

José Mourinho described Ronaldo as one of the best players in the history of football.

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