Jose Mourinho: Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return 'was never on the table'

Jose Mourinho: Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return 'was never on the table'

Ronaldo's hunt for his first competitive goal for Juventus continues when the Italian giants host Sassuolo in Serie A on September 16.

Before Cristiano Ronaldo completed a world record move to Italian champions Juventus, there were reports that the Portugal worldwide wanted to make a return to Old Trafford.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to break his scoring duck for the club after the worldwide break.

Collectively Juventus managed 24 shots during the game, many of those from the boot of the Portuguese, but their ineffectiveness in front of goal was shown by the fact that they hit the target just six times.

Indeed, Mario Mandzukic proved the hero for Juve against Parma on Saturday, scoring and claiming an assist in a 2-1 win for the Bianconeri.

"It's true, Ronaldo was disappointed not to receive the best player award", Allegri said.

"We'll all be fresher after the break and that's when the real season starts".

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After the match, Massimiliano Allegri suggested that it is perhaps more hard to find the back of the net as regularly in Italy than it is in Spain due to the strong and organised defences of the teams.

"Serie A is a league where the teams defend carefully", he added.

"I like to teach him some stuff, but he's going to be whatever he wants and I'm always going to support him". We, the coaches make sure our defences are well prepared and no team will gift you anything.

"In Italy, it's more hard to score 40 goals [in a season]".

"[Gonzalo] Higuain did it once, but was an extraordinary feat". Usually the top scorer in Italy scores 26 or 27 goals.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor is the all-time top scorer in the Champions League with 120 goals.

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