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Ronaldo lifts lid on decision to leave Man Utd for Real Madrid

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Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand believes that Shaw is not yet "mentally" ready to be in the first team, with Mourinho challenging the young England global to fight for a starting place and to prove his worth.

"I learnt to be better and better, to be around the best players in the world".

However, Ronaldo said who is also Real Madrid's all-time record goalscorer, was linked with a summer move back to Manchester United before deciding to stay at the Bernabeu.

Having accomplished almost everything there is to do in football, it could be the case that four-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo needs to satiate his competitive desires in some fashion after hanging up his boots. I am looking to have a professional fight and I will see where I go then.

"When I landed here in Madrid I started to feel the atmosphere, I thought it was a game that day because all these people came just to see me".

The 29-year-old once again underlined his importance to the Red Devils on Saturday when he scored twice in his side's 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in the Premier League. "If you have talent and you work hard, you can be a huge player". It was a great day.

However, at 32 years of age, the Portuguese powerhouse continues to impress for club and country, leading Real Madrid to become the first team to win back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles earlier this year. "It was a great experience".

When asked where he imagined he would be in 10 years' time, Ronaldo joked he could follow in the footsteps of Ferdinand, who recently announced plans to become a boxer.

He added: "Ten years?"

"Inside the pitch, the most important thing is to win trophies", he told former United team-mate Rio Ferdinand for Nike Football. No, in 10 years it will be tough. "Maybe I'll do boxing like you!" he said.

"Outside the pitch, it's to have my family and my friends and to try be the most happy person in the world".

The Portuguese striker now holds the record for the all-time highest goalscorer in Champions League history (109 goals) but has failed to score in La Liga this season as Madrid sit fifth-placed.

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