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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he plans to retire from football

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo is United's highest goalscorer this season
Ronaldo is United's highest goalscorer this season / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

Footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, with the striker winning numerous professional and individual honours during his career so far, including five Ballon d'or awards.

Despite being 37-years-old, the Manchester United icon has no plans to retire from the sport and recently confirmed that he he plans to continue playing for another "four or five" years, as he hopes to continue to win things.

"I know there are not many years to go before I stop playing, hopefully four or five more, but I hope to keep winning things. My life has been a very beautiful journey. I have left my mark everywhere I've been. I don't think there's any player in history who can reach, well, the numbers he can reach, but to have that pride of saying 'wherever I've been, I've left my mark'. And that makes me happy," he told DAZN.

"You have to be intelligent and say that when you are eight, 20 or 25, it's not the same as being 35. That's maturity, experience, the intelligence to understand that maybe you lose some things, but you pick up other things and have the right balance to be able to continue competing and be at the highest level."

The Portugal skipper remains one of the most deadly strikers in the world at present and has enjoyed a good return to Manchester United in front of goal as seen by the 15 goals he has scored in all competitions so far this season.