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Last Updated: Thursday January 08 2009 13:15 GMT

Ronaldo smashes his car in crash

A policeman next to Ronaldo's smashed car

Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo has wrecked his car in a crash near Manchester Airport.

The 23-year-old winger was driving his Ferrari sports car through tunnels underneath the runways when he crashed into a barrier on Thursday morning.

Luckily he wasn't hurt and Manchester United have confirmed he is already back in training after Wednesday's Carling Cup semi-final against Derby.

Police said an investigation into the cause of the crash is under way.

Ronaldo's team-mate Edwin van der Sar was following the Portuguese international in his Bentley, but wasn't involved in the accident.