Cristiano Ronaldo was lucky to escape unharmed after writing off his Ferrari sports car earlier this morning.

Edwin Van der Sar was travelling behind Ronaldo in his Bentley with both players believed to be on their way to Carrington.

He crashed into a roadside barrier in a tunnel which takes traffic under the airport runways between Wilmslow and Hale, Cheshire.

“I got there just after the accident had happened and saw the state of the car,” said a witness. “It is amazing he got out of it without a scratch.”

It is not yet known whether this crash puts his chances of playing in Sunday’s crucial game against Chelsea in doubt.