Cristiano Ronaldo says his ‘chapter is closed’ at Manchester United after Portugal’s 3-2 win over Ghana at the World Cup on Thursday.
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Ronaldo made history in the game as he scored a penalty to put Portugal in front in the second half. That goal meant that he has scored in five different different World Cups – a feat no other player has achieved.
Portugal were involved in a dramatic end to the match but were able to hold on for the victory which puts them top of Group H.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, finishes the week without a club as Manchester United announced on Tuesday that his contract had been terminated in response to his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
When asked if it had been a tough week after his United exit, Ronaldo shook his head during the question and said: ‘It is important we won.
‘It was a week that finished this chapter. It is closed and now I want to start with the good foot. We started, we won. ‘I could help my team and all the rest doesn’t not matter.’
Meanwhile, Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva says Ronaldo has been ‘great’ with his Portugal teammates during their World Cup preparations.
‘We are happy to know that we can still count on him,’ Silva said. ‘Not just the goal but he worked a lot for the team. What happens next is his decision. That’s the decision of whoever it is who offers him a contract.
‘It depends on what he wants. I don’t know what he wants for his life. He has to speak with his family and decide for himself, right?
‘I support his decision in terms of, it’s his decision. He’s my teammate in Portugal – if he’s happy, we’re happy. He’s been fine with us. He’s been great.’