Cristiano Ronaldo has stressed he has nothing to prove to anybody following criticism of his controversial interview.
Ronaldo has spoken about his unhappiness at Manchester United, taking aim at Erik ten Hag and the Glazers and prompting the club to ask to terminate his contract ahead of the January transfer window.
Asked on Monday if he hoped to use the World Cup to prove his worth to United and potential suitors, Ronaldo laughed off the suggestion.
“If I had something to prove at 37 years and eight months, I would be worried,” he said. “After what I’ve already done and won, it would be a surprise for me.
“Of course I have to demonstrate what I am year after year. Everyone has their opinion. If the World Cup is the most important competition? Yes, one of the most important. It’s a dream to win, but if I don’t win trophies anymore, I’d still be proud.”
United believe Ronaldo may be found guilty of breach of contract, which would give them the freedom to terminate his contract.
Indeed, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is adamant he is working to find a new club for the striker ahead of the January transfer window as he believes he has played his last game for the Red Devils.