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Ronaldo: “The record chases me”

04 Th6 2022 | 16:13

Striker Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is happy at Manchester United and is determined to change the face of the club next season with manager Eric Ten Hager.

“Records are natural. I’m not chasing records, but records are chasing me.” Ronaldo said on the Manchester United homepage on June 3. “It motivates me to keep going and work hard. I’m still passionate about football. Of course, the club and my teammates have supported me throughout my career. So I’m really grateful. Who helped me.”

Since returning to Manchester United in September 2021, Ronaldo has scored three more important goals in terms of goalscoring.Photo: Reuters

Since returning to Manchester United in September 2021, Ronaldo has scored three more important goals in terms of goalscoring. picture: Reuters

umbrella Manchester United After one of the worst seasons in Premier League history and five years in a row empty-handed, Ronaldo is still finding success on an individual basis. He created a national team-level scoring record, surpassing the 109-goal record set by the legendary Iranian star Ali Dei, and currently has 115 goals for Portugal.

In December 2021, Ronaldo scored twice against Arsenal and scored more than 800 career goals. The Portuguese superstar scored a hat-trick against Tottenham in March, scoring 807 goals in official competition for club and country. As a result, Ronaldo surpassed Austrian legend Josef Beacon, who scored 805 goals between 1931 and 1955, as the all-time leading scorer.

“It’s always great to score for Manchester United. When I score a hat-trick, everything gets better,” Ronaldo added. “But the most important thing is to win, to win trophies. I believe United will go back to the way they were before. Like I said, sometimes things take time, but I always believe in that.”

The fact that Manchester United did not participate in the Champions League has kept Cristiano Ronaldo’s future in question.But he hinted that he will continue to be in touch with the Old Trafford boss when he confirmed he was looking forward to working with the coach Ten HagersRonaldo also congratulated the new Holland coach but warned fans and the board that it will take time for him to revive the club.

“Ten Haag has worked well at Ajax and is an experienced coach. But we need to give Ten Hag time so things can change the way he wants,” Ronaldo stressed. “I hope we succeed because by then, Manchester United will too. Not only the players, but the fans are very happy and excited about the arrival of Ten Hag. Hopefully next season we can win trophies.”

Midway through the 2021-2022 season, Ronaldo implicitly criticised the spirit and lifestyle of some of United’s young players, saying they did not listen to the advice of him and his old teammates. However, the 37-year-old striker still wants to help the next generation of United as he believes this is the future of the club.

Ronaldo said: “I support giving opportunities to young players because they will be the future of Manchester United. But you have to help them move in the right direction. Because of the pressure of the Premier League, which in my opinion is the Premier League. You give time, An opportunity for young players to grow normally without pressure. They understand that to be successful, they have to make sacrifices, work hard, have spirit. Professionalism, dedication.”

Hong Du