But I don’t want to be compared to anyone – I’d like to impose my own style of play and do the best for myself and for the club here.
But I hope to maintain my credibility after I stop playing. Because, yes of course, now I play and I score goals and children all over are mad about me. Not just poor children – all children. We can make them really happy by the way we play, though I have to say that it’s the poor ones that I think of most, the ones who can’t come and watch the games at the stadium. We mean so much to them. That’s why I’m so committed to this work. Later, after you’ve stopped playing, it’s harder to have the same impact. But I will give it a go. I want to continue doing this kind of work for ever.
But the tricks I use are ones that will hopefully benefit the team
Fans jeer me because I’m good-looking, rich and a great player.
For me he [Sir Alex] was my father in football. He was crucial in my career and, outside football, was a great human being with me. Talent isn’t everything. You can have it from the cradle, but it is necessary to learn the trade to be the best.
I am living a dream I never want to wake up from.
I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that there are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.
I am very happy to be signing for the best team in the world and especially proud to be the first Portuguese player to join United.
I don’t have to show anything to anyone. There is nothing to prove.
I don’t like being alone.
I don’t think about one trick or the other, they just happen.
I don’t understand referees. It appears like some players can’t even be touched, but in my case, everyone can hit me as hard as they can.
I feel I have grown up. I am a man. It’s important in my football too. When everything is good, I don’t think you grow up fantastically, I think maybe you need a few problems to grow up. It is good if people in England have started to admire me. I think I have changed a little since the World Cup. I am stronger with my mentality and with my game as well.
I have a few tricks and dribbles which I use a lot and when I am playing well, it is natural that they become easier. But the tricks I use are the ones that will hopefully benefit the team. What I do as an individual player is only important if it helps the team to win. That is the most important thing.
I have my flaws too, but I am a professional who doesn’t like to miss or lose.
I have practically no private life. I’m already used to this and ready for it. Yes, sometimes it is hard, but it is the choice I made.
I have two Golden Boot awards at home. It would be nice to win another, but I wouldn’t mind it if I didn’t.
I know If I score we’re going to win the match.
I know I’m a good professional, I know that no one’s harder on me than myself and that’s never going to change, under any circumstances.
I never promise anything. I don’t promise anything to my mum. I don’t promise anything to the supporters.
I never tried to hide the fact that my only goal is to be the best.
I prefer other people to make judgements about the way I play and to characterise me, rather me describe myself.
I spent six years at United and I owe them everything that I am today. I made history at United and won many trophies. It was a pleasure to play at Old Trafford.
I want to be one of the best players around in two or three years time, to be a decisive footballer.
I want to be remembered as part of the group of the greatest players ever.
I want to consistently play well and win titles. I’m only at the beginning.
I was saluted by Sir Alex Ferguson when I was subbed and that made me very happy.
I would be very proud if, one day, I’m held in the same esteem as George Best or David Beckham. It’s what I’m working hard towards.
I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.
I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to be the best.
If we can’t help our family, who are going to help?
I’m aware that, whatever the circumstances, there will always be speculation about me.
I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.
I’m proud to play for Real Madrid because I have fun; when you no longer have fun it’s a sign that it’s time to leave. For now though, I’m happy here at the greatest club in the world.
It gives me the happiest feeling in the world. I just love scoring. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple goal from close range, a long shot or a dribble around several players, I just love to score all goals.
I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best.
Lots of young players have triumphed at United, so why can’t it happen to me? I’m not worried that I’m young. It’s an incentive to do the best I can.
Maybe they hate me because I’m too good.
My family, my agent jorge mendes and my girlfriend know me better than any one in this world, and they know that i love them from the heart
My free-kick secret? I just look at the net and say ‘Take the kick, Cristiano.’
No one did what I did last season and for this, I deserve the Golden Boot and why not the Best World Player award?
Now we’re in the final we must win, and can’t think the job is over. We’ll give everything and we’re convinced we can do it.
Scoring goals is a great feeling, but the most important thing to me is that the team is successful – it doesn’t matter who scores the goals as long as we’re winning.
Some fans keep booing and whistling at me because I’m handsome, rich and a great player. They envy me.
The number 7 shirt is an honor and a responsibility. I hope it brings me a lot of luck.
The one thing that I really dislike, is being alone.
There is no harm in dreaming of becoming the world’s best player. It is all about trying to be the best. I will keep working hard to achieve it but it is within my capabilities.
There’s no point in making predictions. It’s not worth speculating because nothing is set in stone and things change all the time in football. Today there are opportunities that no one knows if they will come round again in the future.
To me, being the best means proving it in different countries and championships.
We should make the most of life, enjoy it, because that’s the way it is.
When I win awards, I think of my father.
When my family isn’t alright, I get restless. It just doesn’t seem right to me.
When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult.
Why lie? I’m not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.
Without football, my life is worth nothing.
Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable.