Man City winger Raheem Sterling has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo’s longevity is something that drives him to play for many years.
“He is a phenomenal player,” the 27-year-old told BBC Radio 4. “He is a player that has been playing for many years; when I was a kid I was watching him. I am a big fan of his.
“He is 36 years of age. It all goes to show when your mental side is in a good place. He has kept himself mentally fit and physically fit. It is a credit to him.”
Such words mean a lot coming from a player who has represented two of Man United’s biggest rivals.
Cristiano Ronaldo remains one of the top goalscorers in the world even at 36 years of age: he has already scored 13 goals in 19 games in the Premier League and the Champions League this season.