Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses retirement talks

Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses retirement talks

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed talks of him retiring at the end of the season.

The 37-year-old has been under some scrutiny at Old Trafford following a goal drought earlier in the year with some thinking that he was running out of gas in his bid to be the best for his club and country.

While on international duty, Ronaldo was asked if he ever thought of retiring after the current season and his response was apt.

“Who will decide my future will be me. If I feel like playing more, I will. I'm the boss, end of the story,” he said when quizzed about his retirement ahead of Portugal’s decisive World Cup qualifying play-off against North Macedonia.

Ronaldo has been a full-time professional for 20 years and is also the all-time leading goalscorer in men’s international football, as well as the all-time top scorer in the history of professional football with 807 goals for club and country.

Despite being labeled old and tired, he has notched 18 goals for United in all competitions this season with no player at the club yet to hit double figures in goals this season.

He has a contract with United until the end of next season and the deal also includes an option to extend by a further year until June 2024 if United feels he can still be an important figure in their team.

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