Cristiano Ronaldo says Europe's hatchet men will never stop him.

The Manchester United star was left with four stitches and a black eye after an elbow in the face from Roma's Mirko Vucinic on Tuesday night.

It was just another example of the rough-house treatment Ronaldo gets from teams who simply cannot halt him.

But the Portuguese winger said: "They'll never stop me from playing the way I do.

"It's OK, in four or five days I will be beautiful again!"

Ronaldo sported sunglasses to hide his scars as he launched his book 'Cristiano Ronaldo - Moments'.

Ronaldo, 22, added: "My dream now is to win the Champions League.

"The Milan semi-final last season was a big disappointment. We were one step away from the final and it was hard to lose.

"But I learned a lot from that experience. And I think we have a stronger, better and more experienced squad to do it this year."