Cristiano Ronaldo has declared that his relationship with Manchester United is now a closed chapter
The 37-year-old, who agreed to terminate his contract at Old Trafford following his falling out with the club, made history on Thursday night, November 24, by becoming the first man to score in five World Cups, his penalty in the 65th minute helping Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 at the 974 Stadium.
Ronaldo was named FIFA Player of the Match, which meant he had to attend the press conference afterwards.
He stayed in the courtroom for 132 seconds and answered one question but, for the first time, publicly addressed his situation.
“It’s important that we win,” Ronaldo said, shaking his head when he heard United’s name mentioned. ‘It was a week since this chapter ended. It’s closed and now I want to start on the right foot. We started here, we won. I want to help my team and the rest of the staff.
He added: “It was a beautiful moment – my fifth World Cup. It’s very important to win. We know that in these competitions, the first game is crucial. But also the world record, the only player to score in five World Cups it makes me very proud. The team did well in a tough game.”