Floyd Mayweather celebrates with Ronaldo and Juventus after Supercoppa win

Speaking ahead of his side's Italian Super Cup clash with Juventus on Wednesday, Gattuso was quizzed about the 31-year-old's future at San Siro.

Italian football league president Gaetano Micciche hailed the match as a success, with reports there were up to 15 000 women among the 62 000 crowd in the stadium.

Under the guidance of Sarri, Higuain scored a record 36 goals in 35 Serie A games in the 2015/16 season; a return which earned him a £75m move to Juventus.

As Juventus won both trophies last season they will take on AC Milan, the losing Cup finalists, at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah.

Ronaldo stated that he is happy that he has the first title for Juventus.

"We have to take it step by step", Ronaldo continued.

The 2018/19 Italian Super Cup will now be Ronaldo's first trophy with Juventus since he completed a mega million move to the club from Real Madrid.

Gonzalo Higuain, reportedly the subject of interest from Chelsea, was introduced as a substitute by Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso in Italy's version of the Community Shield.

"I've got a burning inside me, we have 25 players, so let's not talk about this now".

Milan's best shot on goal was a Patrick Cutrone effort after the break with their hopes dwindling after Kessie's sending off.

Miralem Pjanic floated a ball over the top and Ronaldo headed it past Gianluigi Donnarumma.

"We played well, created a lot of chances and obviously I am happy to have scored the winning goal", said Ronaldo, who had earlier gone close with a scissors kick in the first half.

Higuain, who had come on for the final 20 minutes, had to be dragged away by his former teammates.

  • Rosalie Stanley