- Man United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has affirmed that his role is to win games and score goals
- The five-time Ballon d'Or winner admits he has some defensive obligations but insisted that he knows when the team needs help at the back
- The ex-Juventus man has scored six goals in nine games since his made his second debut for the Red Devils against Newcastle last month
Cristiano Ronaldo will not be distracted by those criticising his defensive contributions to Manchester United ahead of their clash against Liverpool at Old Trafford.
The 36-year-old re-joined the Red Devils from Juventus about two months ago - over one decade after leaving them for Real Madrid in 2009.
He announced his return with a brace on his second debut for the club against Newcastle United on September, and has since then scored six goals in nine appearances across competitions.
But, that seems not enough for some quarters have criticised him for his defensive effort and the Portuguese has told his critics that he knows what he's doing as reported by GOAL.
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What Cristiano Ronaldo told his critics
"I know when the team needs my help defensively. But my role in the club is to win, help the team to win and to score goals – [the defensive side] is part of my job.
"The people who don’t want to see that is because they don’t like me but to be honest I’m 36, I win everything so am I going to be worried about the people who say bad things about me?
"I sleep good at night. I go to my bed with my conscience very good. Keep going with that because I will still close mouths and win things."
Ronaldo also admitted that criticism is part of the game, hence, the reason those people are speaking ill about him despite his advanced age and achievement.
"Criticism is part of the business. I’m not worried about that. And I see it as a good thing, to be honest. If they worry about me or they speak about me, it’s because they know my potential and value in football still.
When will Cristiano Ronaldo retire from international football
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he has no intention of hanging his boot at the international level with Portugal despite his 37th birthday fast approaching.
The Man United striker made this known in an interview with Sky Sports and cited on Goal and UK Sun.
Ronaldo recently became the all-time top scorer in men's international football last month after bagging a brace against Ireland.