CRISTIANO RONALDO has revealed the standing ovation he received from Juventus fans in the Champions League last season convinced him to move there.

The Portuguese star, 33, then at Real Madrid scored twice – including an astonishing overhead-kick – in a 3-0 quarter-final win in Turin.

His heroics stunned the globe, with Juve fans graciously standing and applauding – a move Ronaldo revealed he fell in love with.

On his club unveiling Ronaldo claimed: “[The standing ovation] was a really stunning moment for me.”Being welcomed this way is so rewarding, and it increases your motivation to star a new adventure.

“I am really grateful for the way supporters have welcomed me and I hope I can reward them with the way I play.

“I am different from all the other players who think their career is over at my age. I want to show I am different.

“It is a very emotional for me and the club, because I am not 23 but 33.”

Meanwhile, Ronaldo revealed Juventus were the only club to make him an offer despite being linked with an emotional return to Manchester United.

 

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