🇵🇹 36-year-old Ronaldo mentions the age he wants to retire
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🇵🇹 36-year-old Ronaldo mentions the age he wants to retire

We all expect him to continue with several added years. Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has now revealed the age he would like to hang up his boots.

The Portuguese maestro, now set to hit his 37th birthday in 2022, has already delivered 14 goals in 12 appearances this season. The man is here to stay.

According to Ronaldo, who holds five Ballon d'Or awards, say his early 40s is the time he will consider retirement.

"I feel happy to be a player who has shown who, in my case, longevity has been a crucial factor for me to keep playing at a high level, putting in good performances," Ronaldo told ESPN.

"Genetically I feel like I'm 30 years old. I take great care of my body and my mind. Something I've learned recently is that after 33, I believe the body can deliver if you need it, but the real battle is mental.

"Going through many things with the focus on the end goal of staying at a high level is the hardest thing, and that's what I've been doing for the last few years. I've been working and focusing more on working on my mind. I know my body will handle me because I have a lot of respect for it and I listen to it a lot.

"Life has to have important moments, for better or for worse, but when you fall you must have the strength to get up. I'm happy, I want to stay here and see what will happen.

"I want to find out if I'm going to play until I'm 40, 41, or 42, but the most important thing is that my daily goal is to enjoy the moment,” Ronaldo concluded.

Coming up next for Ronaldo and the Red Devils is a trip to Brentford on Wednesday night.

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