Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for Juventus but the Old Lady ended up losing the game 2-1 to Manchester United (image courtesy Getty)

Juventus’ failure to take their chances in a Group H Champions League clash with Manchester United on Wednesday played a huge role in their defeat, former world player of the year Cristiano Ronado has said.

Ronaldo scored a stunning volley to give the Old Lady the lead but Juan Mata’s free-kick and a last-minute Alex Sandro own goal turned the game around for United, who emerged 2-1 winners on the night.

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Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado were guilty of throwing away many chances of putting a day light between the two sides.

But Ronaldo said the Red Devils did not deserve the win.

Speaking to Sky Italia, the former Real Madrid forward said: “The Champions League is a special competition, where you could be winning, but can’t relax, as anything can happen.

“We dominated the game for 90 minutes, had so many chances, could’ve killed it off three or four times, but we relaxed and were punished.

“Manchester United did nothing to win the game. You can’t even talk about luck, because you have to find your own luck and in this case we just gifted it to them.

“Now we’ve got to lift our heads, as we played really well and are still top of the group.”