Cristiano Ronaldo Finally Reveals Plans On His Retirement From Active Football
The United superstar is still hungry to win silverware but admits he is approaching the final years of his career.
Having played football at the highest level for years, Cristiano Ronaldo is now 37 years of age. The former Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid, and Juventus star made a sensational return to United in the summer.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner hoped to help the club where he rose to stardom as a youngster. However, his second spell at Old Trafford has not lived up to expectations.
Recently quite a few pundits have questioned United’s decision to re-sign Ronaldo while others suggested he must retire before turning into a ‘normal player’.
In a new interview with DAZN, the United star has spoken on his ambitions and plans for the future.
Cristiano said: “It’s hard to say that I don’t want more. Because if I’m at a club that gives me the opportunity to win more things, why not, and in the national team too.
“I know I don’t have many years left playing, four or five more. We’ll see, and I want to win more things.”
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The 37-year-old added: “You have to be intelligent and know that at 18, 20, or 25 you are not the same as at 35. That is the maturity, the experience, the intelligence to understand that maybe you lose some things to win others and have the right balance to keep competing and be at the highest level.
“That’s not easy. But it seems like it to me, because I show year after year that the numbers speak for themselves.
“That’s why I’m very happy with my form, I’m still scoring goals, helping people, teams, both in the national team and at Manchester United and that’s why I want to continue like this.”
Ronaldo played for 90 minutes in United’s 0-0 draw against Watford last week. The Red Devils will face their Manchester neighbors on Saturday for the Premier League second leg of the Manchester derby.