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Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Man United after breaking record, club legend responds



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Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a message to Manchester United and his other former clubs after his latest achievement on the pitch.

Ronaldo, 39, broke yet another record this week as he became the first player to finish as top goalscorer in a single season in four different counties.

He first did so at Manchester United before joining Real Madrid and completing the feat there. He spent three years at Juventus and has now completed the achievement in the Saudi Pro League with Al Nassr.

The Portuguese forward’s 35 goals this term has beaten the previous record of 34 in the growing division, which has now seen stars like Karim Benzema and Riyad Mahrez follow in Ronaldo’s footsteps.

In 2022, Ronaldo’s second stint at Old Trafford ended abruptly due to growing tensions. Despite an initially strong return in 2021, the team’s inconsistent performance and managerial changes frustrated Ronaldo.

His dissatisfaction with the club’s direction became evident as he was benched by Erik ten Hag in key matches, fueling speculation about his future at Old Trafford.

The situation peaked in November 2022 when Ronaldo gave a critical interview about the club’s management and infrastructure.

This public critique made his position untenable, leading to a mutual termination of his contract. He would then move to Saudi Arabia after the World Cup to join Al Nassr.

However, that spell hasn’t tainted his legacy at the club for many, including Rio Ferdinand, who has constantly supported his ex-teammate.

Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram page: “Proud to make history as the first top scorer in 4 countries 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇪🇸 🇮🇹 🇸🇦 A huge thank you to all the clubs, teammates and staff who helped me along the way.”

The 39-year-old added: “🙏 @manchesterunited@realmadrid@juventus and @alnassr.”

Rio Ferdinand reached out to his former teammate in the comment section, replying: “Crazy shit 🙌⚽️”

Ronaldo will now surely be focused on reaching 900 career goals, with his current tally at 893. It would not be unexpected to see the footballing legend carry on his career in the hopes of reaching 1000 goals either.