‘I don’t have to tell you that I’m very good, the numbers are there’: Cristiano Ronaldo hits back at criticism of his goal scoring record at Manchester United
Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at criticism of his goal-scoring record at Manchester United by insisting that 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. The Portuguese star has come under fire for his performance despite being United’s top marksman this season on 15 goals and the only player at Old Trafford in double figures. ‘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. ‘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.’ The former Real Madrid and Juventus striker has scored 804 goals in his career so far, including a world record 115 on the international stage. ‘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.