Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United has denied rumors that he will retire soon and promised to keep competing at the highest level of football.
The path of Cristiano Ronaldo’s playing career is not over yet, as he promises to keep competing at the highest level until at least 2024.
The top international scorer for the year was a Portuguese superstar who was speaking at the Quinas de Ouro in his native country.
Ronaldo, who is now 37 years old, no longer starts for Manchester United, but he is still a vital member of the international team.
Ronaldo now has a total of 117 goals for Portugal in 189 appearances, making him the all-time leading scorer in international football.
He plans to lead his country in this year’s World Cup finals and hopes to play in at least one more significant international competition before retiring.
After making his debut in Euro 2004 for Portugal, he has appeared in ten major tournaments.
He also played a significant role in his team’s Euro 2016 victory, which marked the first time they had ever won a major international trophy, and their 2019 Nations League victory.
Now that Portugal is one of the underdogs in the tournament but boasts a talented team that includes Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias, Joao Felix, Diogo Jota, and Rafael Leao, he has his sights set on his first-ever World Cup victory.
On accepting the honor on Tuesday night, Ronaldo said: “For a few more years, I’d like to stay a part of the Portuguese international setup.
I’m inspired, and my goals are big. I play on a youthful team and hope to compete in the World Cup as well as the next European Championships.”
The striker has only started in one Premier League match so far for United and has been omitted from the starting lineup for each of the team’s four straight victories in the competition.
Ronaldo spoke after earning the trophy while his long-term future at Old Trafford was in question: “Being given such a prestigious honor makes me happy.
I never imagined I’d be able to do it. Although the road has been lengthy, I would like to emphasize that my journey is not yet complete. A little more of Cristiano is still present. “
Ronaldo, who has 816 goals overall in his professional career and 699 goals in club football, is still determined to win more major awards to add to the 31 major titles he has already won.