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Cristiano Ronaldo explains why he left Manchester United and joined Real Madrid

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The attacker published a feature on Player’s Tribune.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has published a feature on Player’s Tribune explaining his long career and his decision to join Real Madrid and leave Manchester United.

“At first, winning trophies was very emotional for me. I remember when I won my first Champions League trophy at Manchester, it was an overwhelming feeling. Same thing with my first Ballon d’Or. But my dreams kept getting bigger. That’s the point of dreams, right? I had always admired Madrid, and I wanted a new challenge. I wanted to win trophies at Madrid, and break all the records, and become a club legend.

Over the past eight years, I have achieved incredible things at Madrid. But to be honest, winning trophies later on in my career has become a different kind of emotion. Especially in these last two years. At Madrid, if you don’t win everything, other people consider it a failure. This is the expectation of greatness. This is my job,” writes Ronaldo.

This is a very insightful letter to get to know the Portuguese star, make sure you read it here.