Man Utd news: Cristiano Ronaldo given career timeframe as squad votes new captain
One of Cristiano Ronaldo’s former colleagues has asked him how long he can continue to play at “the top” as the 37-year-old enters the final year of his 21st professional season.
Despite being 37 years old this year, Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo continues to function at the very best level and shows no signs of slowing down after scoring 22 goals this season.
However, one of his former colleagues has given the Portuguese international a timetable for how long he can continue to perform at the highest level, following speculation about his future at Manchester United and his career in general.
In other news, Erik ten Hag is poised to have his players vote for a new captain for the club ahead of his first season in command next season, with the Dutchman expected to officially take over in June.
Cristiano Ronaldo has stated that he will be able to play until 2027.
The 37-year-old returned to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer and has managed to shine despite his advanced age, scoring 22 goals in all competitions since his emotional reunion with the Red Devils.
There have been concerns about how long he will be able to sustain his astounding performances, especially as he approaches retirement. His former Portugal colleague Adrien Silva, on the other hand, believes the forward will be able to compete at the best level until at least 2027.
“Even if he begins playing fewer games, he’ll still be scoring,” he remarked in an interview with Goal. So, I believe he might still play at the top for another four or five years, which is incredible.”