Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United has denied speculations that he will retire soon and promised to keep competing at the highest level of football.
The striker has so far started just one Premier League game for United and has been omitted from the starting lineup each time the team has played during its current four-game winning streak in the league.
Cristiano Ronaldo has promised to keep competing at the highest level until at least 2024 and stressed that his playing career’s journey “is not over yet.”
The highest international scorer for the year, the Portuguese superstar was speaking at the Quinas de Ouro in his own country. Ronaldo, who is now 37 years old, no longer starts for Manchester United, but he is still a key player on the international stage.
In his 189 appearances for Portugal, Ronaldo has now scored 117 goals, making him the nation’s all-time leading scorer in international football. He aspires to have at least one more major international competition left in his career before leading his country in this year’s World Cup finals.
This World Cup is his eleventh major final after making his debut for Portugal in Euro 2004. 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 in their 2019 Nations League victory.
He now has his sights set on winning the World Cup for the first time, even though Portugal is one of the underdogs despite having a talented group of Rafael Leao, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias, Joao Felix, Diogo Jota, and others.
Ronaldo stated after getting the honor on Tuesday night that he intends to remain a part of the Portuguese national team for a few more years and that he is driven and has big goals.