CRISTIANO RONALDO has revealed he turned down several offers to leave Manchester United.
The striker claimed he feels “comfortable” at Old Trafford and intends to continue playing until he is 40.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to continue playing until he is 40Getty
Chelsea and Napoli reportedly rejected the chance to sign Ronaldo but the striker claims he also turned down a few clubs.
In his blockbuster TalkTV interview with SunSport columnist Piers Morgan Ronaldo said: “I have many clubs, not many, a few clubs that they want me to sign and I didn’t go because I feel comfortable here. This is the truth.”
Saudi Arabian club Ali Hilal offered Ronaldo a lucrative deal which he revealed was very difficult to turn down.
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The Portuguese could have reportedly earned £3million-a-week in the Middle East but he said no to the offer because he feels he can still perform at the highest level.
Speaking about rejecting the move, Ronaldo said: “It’s hard. It’s hard. But in the same way, I thought that I was very happy here; that I [am] still capable to score goals and make people happy.
“I still believe that I can score many many goals and help the team because I still believe that I’m still good and capable to help national team – even Manchester United.
“I want to see if some guy of my age maintain the level that I show. You’re not gonna teach me that. Nobody is gonna teach me that.”
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He added: “I want to play two years more, three years more. So two or three years maximum. I want to finish [at] 40. I think 40 will be a good age.
“But I don’t know, I don’t know the future. Sometimes you plan one thing for your life and as I told many times, life is dynamic. You never know what’s going to happen.”
United have taken action in response to Ronaldo’s tell-all interview.
A short club statement read: “Manchester United has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview.
“We will not be making further comment until this process reaches its conclusion.”