Ronaldo's Juventus drawn with Manchester United in Champions League

Ronaldo's Juventus drawn with Manchester United in Champions League

Ronaldo's Juventus drawn with Manchester United in Champions League

"He scored 15 goals in the Champions League and won the trophy with his teammates".

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Juventus and Portugal worldwide Cristiano Ronaldo made the final three man shortlist of players that fought for the 2017/18 UEFA player of the year award.

Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta backed up Mendes' criticism, expressing the Italian side's disappointment.

The English Premier League team are the only ones of the four who are not former European champions.

Since helping Real Madrid to the Champions League victory over Liverpool three months ago, Ronaldo brought an end to his nine-year stay at the Bernabeu by completing a move to Juventus.

Wolfsburg lost to dominant French outfit Lyon in the Champions League final in Kiev in May.

Three more former European champions Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax are together with underdog AEK Athens in Group E.

Los Blancos took home the honors for best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward, in addition to Modric's player of the year prize.

The Red Devils will also come up against Valencia and Swiss outfit Young Boys.

With fixtures beginning on September 18/19, the Reds will be looking to return from the global break on form and kick off their Champions League campaign with a win.

Atletico Madrid, AS Monaco and Borussia Dortmund were drawn together in an evenly-balanced Group A completed by Club Bruges.

The 33-year-old has won the last two Ballon d'Or awards and five in total.

UEFA pays 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) per group-stage win and 900,000 euros ($1.05 million) for a draw.

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