‘I don’t have to tell you that I’m very good… the numbers are there’: Cristiano Ronaldo hits back at criticism of his goalscoring record at Manchester United, as superstar insists he is ‘at the top of the world’
- Cristiano Ronaldo insists he remains one of the best players in the world
- The superstar has come under fire but is Man United’s top scorer this season
- He has 15 goals and is the only player at Old Trafford to reach double figures
- Ralf Rangnick said it was ‘obvious’ that Ronaldo needed to score more goals
Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at criticism of his goal scoring record at Manchester United and insists he is still one of the best players in the world.
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick said earlier this month that it was ‘obvious’ Ronaldo had to score more goals before the Portugal superstar ended his worst drought for 13 years.
Ronaldo has come under fire in other quarters but is still United’s top marksman this season on 15 goals and the only player at Old Trafford in double figures.
Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at criticism over his goal scoring record at Manchester United
The 37-year-old has scored 804 goals in his career so far, including a world record 115 on the international stage, and believes he is still at the top of his game.
‘I show year after year that the numbers speak for themselves,’ said Ronaldo. ‘I don’t have to tell you that I’m very good, because the numbers are there.
‘The facts are facts, the rest is not. It doesn’t matter at all. That’s why I’m very happy with my form. I’m still scoring goals, helping people, both in the national team and at Manchester United, and that’s why I want to continue like this.
The superstar has come under fire but is still United’s top marksman this season on 15 goals
‘I started playing at the top level at 18, and I’ve been at the top of the game for 15-16 years.
‘It’s my dedication, my passion, my ambition to be working hard all the time. This is why I continue to be at the top of the world in terms of performance, trophies, goals and records.’
Ronaldo is set to lead the attack in the continued absence of Edinson Cavani when United host Watford in what Rangnick admits is a must-win game in their bid to hold onto fourth place.
Ronaldo will lead the line again for United when his side face struggling Watford this weekend
But Marcus Rashford is fighting to keep his place after the United manager revealed that he has spoken to the England international over his indifferent form.
‘I’m pretty sure he is not happy with his performance right now, but it doesn’t help if we discuss that every week,’ said Rangnick. ‘We just try to give him helping hands with everything we can.
‘I have personally spoken a lot with him. We show him video footage, we speak with him regularly, and in training he is in top form. Now it’s about having that transformation from training to the competition in the league.’