Fernandes urges Ronaldo critics to keep it up

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Echegaray amazed by Ronaldo's caller World Cup grounds (1:21)

Luis Miguel Echegaray reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo becoming the archetypal antheral to people successful 5 antithetic World Cups. (1:21)

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  • Rob DawsonCorrespondent

Bruno Fernandes said helium hopes determination volition beryllium much disapproval of Cristiano Ronaldo due to the fact that it gets the champion retired of the Portugal striker.

Ronaldo became the archetypal subordinate to people successful 5 World Cups with a punishment successful the 3-2 win successful their World Cup opener against Ghana connected Thursday.

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It capped a week which has seen him go a escaped agent aft his declaration astatine Manchester United was terminated successful the wake of his interrogation with Piers Morgan and Fernandes believes it proves the 37-year-old thrives erstwhile he's nether pressure.

"I deliberation helium likes to enactment nether that disapproval from everyone, truthful I commune each of you to support doing that due to the fact that helium gets the champion of himself erstwhile you guys bash that," Fernandes said. "It was a imagination travel existent to play with him successful the nationalist squad and successful the nine also, and that is thing amazing.

"I inactive stock the abstraction with him successful the nationalist squad and the main happening for maine is that Portugal does the champion we tin successful the tourney due to the fact that if we bash it, Cristiano volition beryllium happy, I volition beryllium blessed and everyone successful Portugal volition beryllium blessed for us."

Ronaldo is looking for a caller nine aft his 2nd spell astatine Old Trafford ended this week pursuing his disapproval of United and manager Erik 10 Hag.

But aft opening their World Cup run with a win, helium insisted he's afloat focused connected Portugal up of Group H games against Uruguay and South Korea.

"The astir important measurement is we won," Ronaldo said. "It was a week that finished this chapter. This section is closed. We wanted to commencement with a bully foot. We won. I could assistance my team. All the remainder does not matter.

"This was a beauteous moment, my 5th World Cup. We won, we started with a bully foot. A precise important win. We cognize the archetypal lucifer is crucial. But besides a satellite record. The archetypal subordinate successful 5 World Cups to score. That makes maine proud.

"I'm precise blessed for the squad that we got a bully result. A pugnacious crippled but a bully result."

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