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    Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo on retirement, “My journey is not over yet”   

    After bagging a prestigious award bestowed on him by the Portuguese football governing body, skipper Cristiano Ronaldo says he is not planning retirement
    The Manchester United star, Ronaldo is setting his sights on playing at the EURO 2024 and the seasoned talisman says he has no plans to retire any time soon. 
    Formerly on the books of Real Madrid and Juventus, Ronaldo has netted 117 goals in 189 Portugal appearances, he is now targeting to feature in his 10th major international tournament for his country at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 
    ‘CR7’ as Ronaldo is known, was handed a trophy at the Portuguese football federation’s (FPF) Quinas de Ouro awards in Lisbon on Tuesday for being the top national team goalscorer of all time. 
    “My journey is not over yet, you’re going to have to put up with ‘Cris’ for a while longer,” he said. 
    “I want to be part of the World Cup and the Euros … I feel very motivated. My ambition is great.” 
    The forward’s brace against the Republic of Ireland in September 2021 allowed him to overtake Iranian great Ali Daei’s haul of 109 goals as the record international scorer.  
    Despite trying to fore his move away from Old Trafford Stadium, the 37-year-old eventually stayed at United this summer as media reports suggested he would switch clubs. 
    Following his stance and much publicised interest to leave the English Premier League side, he was benched by manager Erik ten Hag for their Premier League matches. 
    However, he managed to score in their most recent outing against Moldovan minnows FC Sheriff in the Europa League last week. 
    As reported by Entertainment SA, this website posted that it seems the Portugal striker will stay with Manchester and this is a sentiment expressed by manager ten Hag 
    The Dutchman was pleased to see his talisman netting in their 2-0 win over Sheriff in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night. 
    Ten Hag says the former Real Madrid skipper is slowly getting back to his goalscoring form and he is confident more goals are coming from him. 
    Main Image: Cristiano Ronaldo/Manchester Evening News 

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