Towards the end of the last summer transfer window, Manchester United signed Cristiano Ronaldo by paying €15m to Juventus.

The Red Devils offered the forward a two-year deal with an option to extend it by a further year.

His return to Old Trafford after more than a decade raised expectations for the Manchester club to win silverware this season, but it hasn’t happened so far.

In fact, United were knocked out of the EFL Cup and the FA Cup in the early stages and are currently fighting to finish in the top four.

The Portugal international’s only hope of lifting a trophy this season is if he helps United win the Champions League, but to do that, they must first overcome Atlético Madrid in the round of 16.

The first leg in Madrid ended in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday and the return leg will be played at Old Trafford next month.

Ronaldo, 37, is aware age isn’t on his side, but he still wants to continue playing for a few more years and improve his honours list, with both club and country.

“It’s hard to say that I don’t want more, because if I’m at a club that gives me the opportunity to win more things, why not? And in the national team too. I know I don’t have many years left playing, four or five more, we’ll see, and I want to win more things,” he told DAZN.

“You have to be intelligent and know that at 18, 20 or 25 you are not the same as at 35. And that is the maturity, the experience, the intelligence to understand that maybe you lose some things to win others and have the right balance to continue competing and be at the highest level.

“That’s not easy, but it seems like it to me, because I show year after year that the numbers speak for themselves. I don’t have to tell you that I’m very good, because the numbers are there.”

“The facts are facts, the rest is not It doesn’t matter at all. That’s why I’m very happy with my form, I’m still scoring goals, helping people, teams, both in the national team and at Manchester United and that’s why I want to continue like this.”