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Cristiano Ronaldo insists he still has another eight years left in his playing career.
The former Manchester United star continues to break records for Real Madrid at the age of 33. And he is adamant he still has plenty to offer due to his supreme physical condition.
“Right now, I’ve got a biological age of 23,” said the Portuguese international. “I’ve still got a long time left, I can keep playing until I’m 41. I’m feeling good, happy, I can’t complain.”
Ronaldo has been consistently linked with a return to Old Trafford since leaving the club in a then-world record £80m deal to join Real in 2009.
His former United teammate Rio Ferdinand has given an insight into the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s mentality.
“He is an obsessive,” Ferdinand told the Sun. “That’s what sets him apart and why he’s stayed at the top for so long.
“Great skill gets you so far, but there have been many players like that. Think of Rivaldo, Figo and the Brazilian Ronaldo, or Ronaldinho.
“They were phenomenal, but they were contesting to be the best in the world for only two or three years.
“Cristiano has been in the discussion every year for a decade.
“He gets 50 goals a season time and again.