Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to his critics after winning the Premier League Goal of the Month award.
Despite some uncertainties regarding his Manchester United future, the forward revealed that he is “so happy and determined” at the club.
Ronaldo, 37, scored a magnificent hat-trick against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on March 12, the first of which was a fantastic long-range shot into the top corner.
The strike has already been named the best goal of the month in the English Premier League, and the Portuguese international has expressed his gratitude ahead of the campaign’s conclusion.
‘I’m very delighted and motivated for the rest of the season,’ he said.
‘I will try my best, like I always do – thank you to all who voted for me, and I hope to see you at Old Trafford soon.’
Ronaldo was named Player of the Month for March despite only featuring in one league game (a Tottenham win) and being a part of Manchester United’s Champions League defeat against Atletico Madrid.
The 186-cap international signed a two-year agreement with United this summer, with a third-year option.
His goal-scoring record is impressive, with 12 goals in 24 league games and 18 in 32 overall, but his lack of pressing skills and defensive effort make him a liability to the squad.
United legend Wayne Rooney has urged for Ronaldo and midfielder Paul Pogba to leave this summer, claiming that his return has not improved the team.
‘He’s scored, he’s scored key goals early in the season in Champions League games,’ he remarked. Against Tottenham, he scored a hat-trick.
‘However, I believe that if you are looking to the club’s future, you must go with younger, more eager players who will do all in their power to lift Manchester United over the next two or three years.’