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Ronaldo hopes to play for Manchester United until he’s 40 and answers whether ready to start v Newcastle

2 years ago

Ronaldo has signed an initial two year contract, with the option of a third year, but already is talking about playing for Manchester United even when he turns 40.

The 36 year old declaring ‘I’m different to the rest of the people’, when it comes to his capability of being able to compete on a physical level, as well as on ability.

Ronaldo looking beyond the Newcastle United match on Saturday and stating: ‘I am ready and I think I will be a huge thing in the next three or four years.’

As for tomorrow’s game, Ronaldo says he will be ‘putting pressure’ on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to let him start against Newcastle United, back at Old Trafford he makes clear: ‘I am not here for a vacation.’

A lot of Newcastle fans will find this ironic, as if he plays, Ronaldo will be up against Steve Bruce, the NUFC manager who only two weeks into the new season and a dismal start seeing a cup exit and only one point from nine in the Premier League, actually has been on vacation…

Disbelief from Newcastle United supporters that the NUFC Head Coach hasn’t used the full two week period to prepare his team for this Man Utd match, particularly when none of his automatic first eleven players have been away on international duty.

Whilst the World’s focus will be on Ronaldo this weekend, Newcastle fans will be looking at Steve Bruce and if this match turns into yet another disaster, the NUFC Head Coach heading off on holiday won’t be seen in the best of lights…

Cristiano Ronaldo talking to the official Manchester United site:

“I am not here for a vacation.

“Before was good…winning important things and I wore the shirt before many years ago, but I am here to win again.

“I am capable, me and my team-mates.

“I am ready to go, I am ready to go.

“It is a good chance for me, for the supporters, for the club, to get one step ahead.

“I am ready and I think I will be a huge thing in the next three or four years.

“People speak about my age but they should understand…I’m different, I’m different to the rest of the people.

“I show year by year and this year will be the same, I know it 100% and I will do it good with my team-mates, the supporters will be on our side.

“These supporters are special.

“I hope they can push the team when the team needs it and we will be here on the pitch, the players, to give our best and win important things.

“I know the people here, they are different.

“When I touched down at the airport on the first day, I felt the emotion, because the people here…they saw me grow up, from 18 years of age.

I have the desire and I feel good, with good energy.

“I was so nervous on my debut.

“Of course I will be nervous on Saturday, but of course I am more mature, more experienced.

“I will be prepared…I’m going to put pressure on Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] now, to be in the starting eleven [against Newcastle United].

“So I’m ready, I’m ready to go.”


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