London, March 22: Cristiano Ronaldo has shrugged off the praise coming his way for breaking scoring records in order to focus on the team objective of staying on course for a trophy double.
Enjoying a remarkable season, Ronaldo hit two more goals in midweek against BoltonWanderers, taking his personal tally to 33 for the season, which surpassed the illustrious George Best"s 40-year-old record of 32 by a United winger in one season. However, Ronaldo is not interested in basking in the glory of his persinal achievements, insisting that he and the team must continue working hard if United are to win both the Premier League and the Champons League.
"Individual records are nice, but for me the most important thing is for the team to keep the Premier League title and win the Champions League as well," he told The Daily Mirror.
“I didn"t know about the record but I"m very proud to have broken it. I"ve heard a lot about George Best and seen film of him playing.
“It"s a pleasure and a great compliment when people start comparing me to him. For me, Best was one of the most important players there"s ever been."
Before he died, Best was also complimentary about Ronaldo, suggesting that comparisons with the former Sporting winger were in fact a compliment to himself.