Read Madrid-bound Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he enjoys being verbally abused by opposition supporters.
Manchester United have accepted a world record £80million offer from Real which will see the Portuguese winger switch to Spain this summer once personal terms are agreed.
Ronaldo, frequently a target for opposition scorn, believes that for every fan who jeers him, there are more who appreciate his talents.
Ronaldo told So Foot: “I love it when people jeer me. I love to see the hate in their eyes, to hear the insults. It doesn’t bother me.
“It’s true lots of people hate me but there are even more who love me and who support me.
“I feel bad only when I play badly. Fortunately, that happens rarely.”
Ronaldo has set his sights on becoming regarded as one of the all-time greats..
He added: “I still have a long way to go. I really want to re-write the history of football.
“I am aware I’m already among the best of the best but I want to continue to write many more beautiful pages.”
The former Sporting Lisbon forward will come up against Barcelona’s Lionel Messi on a regular basis in Spain, with duo regarded as the two best players in the world at the moment.
But Ronaldo said: “I have nothing to envy Lionel for. I don’t compare myself to others. I am Cristiano Ronaldo – and I can win more medals than anybody else.
“I don’t like to relax. The fans want see a great Cristiano Ronaldo so I try to never disappoint.”
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that once it became clear Ronaldo was keen to join Real, there was little they could do to stand in his way.
Ferguson told the Mail on Sunday: “He wanted to leave, it’s as simple as that.
“He was going to go for some time. We’ve done well to keep him for so long.”