Man Utd’s Ronaldo: World Cup fall-out has made me mentally stronger

Ronaldo said: “I feel I have grown up since the World Cup and I am now a man. When everything is going good for you I don’t think you grow up as you should and I think you maybe need a few problems to help you quicken the process. That is what happened with me last summer.

“I have changed a little bit since the World Cup. I am very strong mentally and my game has improved as well. It is good people have maybe started to admire me.

“If I get voted Player of the Year it would be amazing although I think only about the Premier League and the Champions League because that is the best focus for me and the team.

“My form is good but of course when the team win you feel more confident, you score and you feel better.”