Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo insists his future at Old Trafford will be settled next week.
Ronaldo, who was the outstanding player in United’s Premier League and Champions League-winning side, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid. However, he has given his clearest indication to date that he will be staying at United.
“My future will be clear next week. Everyone will be pleased – my club as well as me,” Ronaldo told The Sun.
“I think I will definitely be here next season. Yes, I want to stay. I have played five years for this club and I’d love to stay here.
“I love the people, the players are fantastic, the atmosphere is unbelievable, the staff are great. That is the reason I want to stay.
“We won the most important trophies this season. I want to do it again next season but no one knows the future.
“I want to stay, I feel very happy in the club. I win trophies, the people are friendly, supporters are amazing, everything is fun for me. It’s very good.
“After the last two years I feel the English people have been friendly to me. I enjoy playing in England but no one knows the future,” he continued.
Ronaldo believes he, and United, can only get better next season as they aim to defend their domestic and European crowns.
“This is a young team and we have everything to win next year,” added Ronaldo.
“We want to win the Champions League again and we have a good chance. We have a good team spirit.
“I can get better. The goals are not the most important thing. Maybe I will play well next year but I won’t score as many goals.
“But I’m going to try to do my best. Every season I’ve improved and I want to improve next year.”