Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri backed Cristiano Ronaldo to end his goal drought of six games in the UEFA Champions League against former club Manchester United on Wednesday (tonight).
Ronaldo is yet to open his account for Juve in European competition, having been sent off against Valencia before helping his side past United at Old Trafford last month.
Allegri said Ronaldo – the all-time leading goalscorer in the Champions League – would deliver against United.
“He will score [on Wednesday],” he said ahead of the clash in his pre-match interview.
“He didn’t play the first match, he didn’t play the second, he played only one match. And he provided an assist.
“I mean, it’s not like he played many Champions League matches so far.”
Juventus hold a perfect record in Group H and will seal their place in the knockout stage if they avoid defeat against United.
Meanwhile, Leonardo Bonucci stated that Juventus’ focus is on the clash against Manchester United and not the weekend’s clash against AC Milan.
“We will be playing in a big match that we have to win to seal our qualification. Then after this game we will think about another big game we have against Milan,” he tweeted.