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Ronaldo available to face Manchester United in the Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo will be available to play against Manchester United next month after having his Champions League ban reduced to just one game.

The former Old Trafford favourite saw a straight red card on his European debut with new club Juventus after appearing to pull Valencia defender Jeison Murillo’s hair.

Ronaldo was originally handed a three-game ban, however UEFA have now reduced that ban to just a single game, meaning he will miss only Juve’s tie against Swiss club Young Boys on October 2nd.

A UEFA statement said: “The CEDB has decided to suspend the Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo for one Uefa competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible.”

Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in the summer for a club record £89 million fee, spent six seasons at United between 2003-2009, winning three Premier League titles and the Champions League.

Juventus take on Jose Mourinho’s side twice before Christmas, first at Old Trafford on October 23rd and again in Turin in early November.