Ronaldo, his record and his departure from Man Utd


Scorer Thursday against Serbia (3-2), Cristiano Ronaldo entered the history of the World Cup. The first player to score in five different final stages, the Portuguese striker went back on this record… and brushed aside the question of his divorce from Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal-Ghana, World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo is indestructible. Thursday, when Portugal entered the 2022 World Cup against Serbia, the Portuguese striker opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 65th minute and launched his selection to a first success (3-2) . An achievement that allows the 37-year-old star to enter the history of the competition, since the native of Funchal became the first player to score at least one goal in five different and consecutive final stages (2006, 2010, 2014 , 2018, 2022).

“It is a great pride”

Facing the media after the meeting, the former member of Real Madrid was delighted with this prestigious record. “It’s a beautiful moment, in my fifth World Cup. We won, we started off on the right foot, it was a very important victory. We know that in these competitions, winning the first match is fundamental. It’s another record, I’m the only player to have scored in five consecutive World Cups, it’s a source of great pride for me. I am very happy that the team put in an excellent performance. It was tough but we just won.”

“The chapter is closed”

“CR7” was however much less talkative about his departure from Manchester United, formalized last Tuesday by the English club. “The important thing is that the team won. The chapter is closed and the focus is solely and exclusively on the World Cup. Like I said, we wanted to get in on the right foot. We won, we played well, I helped the team. Everything else doesn’t matter. The important thing is the selection.” On his future and the identity of his future club, it will also be necessary to go back…

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