Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed one-match ban by UEFA for his Valencia red card as he can make long-awaited Old Trafford return.
UEFA disciplinary announcement:
Charges against Juventus Football Club: Cristiano Ronaldo – direct red card – Art. 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
Decision: The CEDB has decided to suspend the Juventus Football Club player Cristiano Ronaldo for one (1) UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was controversially dismissed following a clash with Jeison Murillo at Mestalla, although Juve went on to triumph through penalties from Miralem Pjanic either side of half-time.
Ronaldo will sit out Juve’s match against Swiss champions Young Boys but the decision from UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body means the ex-United favourite will be able to make his latest return to Old Trafford on October 23.