Ryan Giggs Backs Cristiano Ronaldo to Play Till He is 40 & Break All-Time International Goalscoring Record

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ryan Giggs believes that his former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo will play till he is 40
Ryan Giggs believes that his former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo will play till he is 40 / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
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Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs has hailed his former Red Devils team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo - claiming that the striker will play till he is 40-years-old and will set an international goalscoring record that will never be broken.

Ronaldo recently created another record when he became the first European player to score 100 international goals after scoring a brace during Portugal's 4-2 win over Sweden in the UEFA Nations League.

The 35-year-old currently has 101 goals to his name in 165 international appearances and just needs nine goals to break the record of 109 goals set by Iran legend, Ali Daei and Giggs believes that Ronaldo will set a record that will never be surpassed.

"I think Cristiano will break that record. He'll have to be at the right club obviously. I was at a top club and played until I was 40, and I can see him going on and playing until he's 40 as well. He looks after himself - he eats right, rests right and lives for the game - and is the best professional I ever played with," he said to PA news agency via Dailymail.

The duo played together for six years between 2003 and 2009, winning three Premier League titles, the 2008 Champions League and a host of domestic trophies following which Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid for a then world record transfer fee.

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