Ronaldo to skip two Portugal games to focus on Juventus

Ronaldo to skip two Portugal games to focus on Juventus

Ronaldo to skip two Portugal games to focus on Juventus

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he never thought of bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club during the recently closed transfer window.

Nothing is going right for Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo since his summer move to Italian champions Juventus.

Ronaldo has been in the Spanish capital since leaving Old Trafford in 2009 and it has been reported that Mourinho urged United not to re-sign the forward.

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The Mirror add that Mourinho is still furious with Woodward for not backing him this summer.

Juventus were Italian champions last season and Mourinho highlighted how risky they are now, particularly with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has suggested that the defensive organisation of Serie A teams explains why Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to score for the Old Lady.

"Teams that have the offensive mentality are also ultra-confident defensively".

Speaking in an interview with MUTV, Mourinho said: "Difficult for us, hard for them [the other teams]".

The poor results and ongoing spat with Woodward have surprisingly even led to some speculation that Mourinho is fighting for his future in United's upcoming games.

While he has had slow starts to seasons in the past, notably his the beginning of his final year in Madrid, Ronaldo's misfortunes in front of goal are magnified somewhat by the fact that his arrival meant the shipping on of Gonzalo Higuain to Milan. If I say it again now it is not because of two defeats.

"We want to play the way we did in the first half against Tottenham", he said. But our realistic target now is to win on Sunday.

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