Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has sent a message to Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his Manchester United debut on Saturday.
The 36-year-old completed his return to Old Trafford for an initial fee of £12.85million shortly before the transfer deadline after scoring 101 goals in 134 games for Juventus over three seasons.
“Ronaldo didn’t want to play for Juventus anymore, so he returned to United,” Juventus coach Allegri said.
“It would have been his last season at Juventus, so we anticipated what we would have done next summer.
“Cristiano spent three amazing years at Juventus and we wish him the best, but life goes on.
“I don’t like to think about what could have happened, in life you need to be practical.
“Here at Juventus, the group has always won trophies, not the single footballer.
“We have this characteristic in our DNA made of self-love and sacrifice. In order to be competitive and win, we must have ambition and passion.”