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After Man Utd's struggles, Ronaldo has been urged to retire.

Cristiano Ronaldo was unexpectedly encouraged to consider retirement following Manchester United's goalless draw with Watford.

The Portuguese striker hit the woodwork and had a goal disallowed as the Red Devils drew 0-0 with the Hornets on Sunday.

After turning 37 earlier this month, Frank Lebeouf, a former Chelsea defender, feels the five-time Ballon d'Or winner should consider retirement.

"Are you aware of what I'm referring to?" "I believe that at some time in your life and career, you must ask yourself, 'What do I want to do with my life and my profession?" According to ESPN, Lebeouf said.

"Perhaps it's time for Cristiano Ronaldo to consider and discuss with himself, and perhaps certain members of his family, what he needs to do for the rest of his career, if there is one, as he approaches the end of his career."

"Because Ronaldo has been at the top for so long, I don't want to feel sorry for him.

"I don't want him to be like the other kids. For a long time, he's been a fantastic player.

"He should he ended his career at the summit than try to continue for another two or three years and not be the great player he was." said Frank Lebeouf.

Ronaldo has never declared that he intends to retire, but he still wishes to add to his already impressive prize collection.

"It's difficult to say I don't want more," Ronaldo told ESPN. "If I'm at a club that gives me the opportunity to win more things, why not, and in the national team as well?"

"I know I just have four or five years left to play," he says. We'll see what happens, and I'd like to win more awards."

"You have to be intelligent and understand that you are not the same at 18, 20, or 25 as you are at 35." That is the age, experience, and intellect to see that you may lose some things in order to win others, and to maintain the proper balance in order to compete and perform at the best level.

"That's not easy, but it appears that way to me because the stats speak for themselves year after year."

"I don't need to tell you how good I am since the numbers speak for themselves." The facts are what they are, and the rest isn't. It makes no difference.

"That's why I'm pleased with my current form; I'm still scoring goals, assisting people and teams, both in the national team and at Manchester United, and I want to keep doing so."

This goes to show the Portuguese international isn't going to retire anytime soon.

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