Ahead of a crucial encounter against Liverpool Cristiano Ronaldo has not considered retiring from international duty. The 36-year-old Portugal attacker believes a period of transition is only natural for Manchester United after making three major signings in the summer window. Despite being one of the most productive players in the world Cristiano Ronaldo also claims he has no plans to retire from international football in order to focus on his club career.
Ronaldo has scored six goals for United since his dramatic comeback from Juventus. United fans were dreaming of a first Premier League triumph and Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho. Ronaldo has scored memorable late Champions League goals in recent victories over Villarreal and Atalanta despite the mounting pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“We are in a moment in my opinion that Manchester does a few changes; they buy me, they buy Varane and Sancho,” he said to Sky Sports. “The adaptation will take time, even the system of the game that we play, but I think step by step we have to put it in our mind that everything is possible. I don’t speak only about my individual stuff, I put the collective in the first place. It’s easier to win individual stuff.”
“Everyone should know their role. I know my role in the team, in the club – my role is to score goals, to help the team with my experience and know-how to understand the game. If everyone is thinking like that, sacrifice for the team, we will be a better team. We have fantastic supporters behind us, the fantastic stadium, fantastic team, so we have to carry on.”
Ronaldo recently became the all-time leading scorer in international football with the World Cup just over a year away, and sees no reason to stop playing for Portugal. He contrasted his desire to continue playing for his nation to his desire to succeed in his club career, despite the fact that he holds the record for most Champions League goals (137).
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