Cristiano Ronaldo. Getty Images

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has stated that he will not drop star attacker Cristiano Ronaldo, amid a police investigation into a rape allegation against the Portuguese forward.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, the manager said there was no reason to take Ronaldo out of the lineup and rest him for Saturday’s clash with Genoa.

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Allegri said: “He’s very calm and working well, and I’m not the one to respond to things that don’t concern me because they are personal.

“Besides, he’s arrived here with great humility and settled in well, giving attention and a sense of responsibility to a side who have always had this.

“He’s scoring goals too, which is what he does best, in addition to the assists.”

Ronaldo is the focus of a criminal investigation in Las Vegas, accused of rape, with police re-opening a case from 2009.