Ronaldo: It doesn’t bother me when Man Utd critics call us ‘crap
The star forw’ard resp’onded to his doubters wit’h a goal and assist in a 3-0 d’rub’bing of Tottenham on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo has brus’hed off the critics who have labelled Manches’ter Unite’d as “‘crap” in recent wee’ks, saying after a 3-0 win again’st Tottenham on Saturda’y tha’t he never cared about the publi’c pe’rcepti’on of the team.
His goal and assi’st vs Spurs’ helped relieve’ pressure on Ole Gunna’r S’olskjaer’s ‘squad after last weekend’s 5-0 defea’t to Liverpool prompted angry comments from the likes of Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney.
Still, the Red Devils rema”‘in in uncomfortable te’rritory in the Premier League wit’h their title ambitions a dist”ant dream due to a gener’’ally disappointing month of October.
What has been said?
“The criticism’s are always there,” Ronaldo said t’o the club’s official website. “For m’’e, it doesn’t bother me because’’ I have played 18 years of footb’all, so I know that one day [peop’’””le will say] we are perfect and anothe’r day [they will say] we are crap’29.
I know that and we ha’ve to deal with that, but it’s always better when the p’eop’le pr’aise y’ou and they are happy with you.
“Someti”mes life is ‘like that, sometim’es we h’ave ‘to pass throug’h bad mom”ents and we have to change and ‘we changed today.
“The team wa’s a lit’tle bit u’nder pressure, a little bit sad, ‘but we knew that today w’e [could] give a good ans’wer. We played good, we started the g’ame very well.
“Of course my job’ is to help the team with my exper’ience, my goals, my assists and I ‘did that today and I feel so ple’ased with that. But in ter’ms of the team, it was an unbeliev’able performance in my opin’ion.”
Even with their compre’hensive victory over Totte’nham, Ronaldo and Co. are 8 points back of Chelsea at the top of’ the Premier League table, so the c’riticism won’t sim’ply go ‘away due to a single positive result.
However, the import’ance of beating Spurs cann”ot be overstated, as United kept themselves near’ a top-four place when a defea’t would have tumbled them ‘all the way down to eighth. And am’id calls that he should be dropped, Ro’naldo netted a stunning volley.
They will loo’k to use this weekend’s wi’n as a stepping stone for a strong midweek performance against Atalan”ta i’n the Champions League on Tuesday.