MANCHESTER, England – Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo escaped injury Thursday after crashing his sports car in a tunnel on the way to training.
The Portugal winger's Ferrari collided with a roadside barrier in a two-lane tunnel near Manchester Airport, police said.
At the scene, the 23-year-old European player of the year gave a negative breath test to officers, who said there will be an investigation of the crash.
"He's fine and is training as normal with the team this morning," Manchester United said.
Photographs showed the front of the red car completely crushed after absorbing the impact of the crash. Metal debris, including the front left wheel, was scattered across the road.
No other vehicles were involved, although United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar was traveling behind Ronaldo at the time.
On Wednesday night, Ronaldo came off the bench in a 1-0 loss at Derby County in the first leg of the League Cup semifinals.