In an interview with Manchester United‘s official website, Dalot repeatedly praised his 37-year-old colleague. “I believe the statistics speak for themselves,” he stated. “He’s a machine, as I like to refer to him. Inside and outside the field, the way he works, the way he pushes himself every day to perform like this, to give us these goals and performances.” “I think it’s a plus for this club and the fans, and hopefully we can stay with him for many, many years,” he added.
I know he won’t be here forever, but I’m confident he’ll play football for a few more years.”
Dalot predicted that Ronaldo will not only continue to play for a few more years but will “easily” excel at the highest level. “I’m sure he’ll do everything he can to play until he’s exhausted his strength, but it’ll be up to him.” “We just have to enjoy him while he’s here,” he added.
Ronaldo has previously stated that he hopes to continue playing into his 40s. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner continued to show off his outstanding goals and skills. He helped Portugal qualify for this year’s World Cup, which many predicted would be his last. Ronaldo finished as United’s top scorer, with 24 goals in all competitions. In addition, he recently scored twice in Portugal’s 4-0 victory over Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League. Meanwhile, Dalot, who did not make a substitution in Portugal’s win over Switzerland, will hope to play when the team faces the Czech Republic on Thursday, with the goal of finishing first in Group A2.