Cristiano Ronaldo says he is in ‘vacation mode’ as he finally gets to enjoy a summer break.
The Manchester United superstar is enjoying a well earned rest after competing for Portugal in the UEFA Nations League at the end of the season, where he increased his international goal tally to 117 strikes.
The 37-year-old shared a picture to his 455 million Instagram followers from a yacht, where he showed off his still incredible physique.
Ronaldo had yesterday shared a picture with his family as they enjoyed time together on their summer break.
Ronaldo finished last season as Manchester United’s top goalscorer with 24 goals, despite the team’s struggles.
United will welcome back players for pre-season on June 27, although Ronaldo could get a few extra days off due his international exploits. It would be no surprise to see him report early.
Ronaldo’s place under Erik ten Hag looks assured, however, with the new manager indicating he is ready to put full faith in him to deliver in 2022/23. The club’s failure to so far sign a striker is a further indication of that.
United’s season will kick off on August 7 when the Red Devils face Brighton at Old Trafford, with the fixture released earlier today. Hopefully by then, Ronaldo will have a little extra help in the shape of new signings.
Clearly he is still in tip-top shape, and just needs extra support and competency around him to help him outscore this season’s tally. But after a difficult 2021/22, getting this chance to rest physically and mentally will do him a lot of good.
Cristiano Ronaldo: One of the greatest ever
- Ronaldo signed for Manchester United in 2003
United paid just £12 million to sign Ronaldo from Sporting. He went onto score 118 goals for United and won the Premier League title three times.
- A five times Champions League winner
Ronaldo won the Champions League for Manchester United in 2008. He then went on to win the trophy a staggering four more times with Real Madrid.
- Goal hungry superstar
Ronaldo once netted 42 goals in a season at United, a figure he smashed at Real Madrid. He once scored 61 goals in a single season for Real and 60 in another. He scored 101 goals in his last three years at Juventus alone.
- International star
Ronaldo broke the all-time international goal scoring record in 2021 to move clear as the most prolific player ever for his country.
- Multiple time Ballon d’Or winner
Ronaldo has now won the Ballon d’Or Award five times, finishing in second place on six occasions.