Manchester United goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly hinted at playing in Brazil as the January transfer window is approaching. The 36-year-old forward is said to be considering leaving Old Trafford.

During an interview with ESPN, Ronaldo hinted at the possibility of him playing in Brazil. "It's a country I have a lot of respect for, I know a lot about Brazil. Nobody knows about playing there. Nobody said I would come back to Manchester United at 36 and here I am. Playing in Brazil? I don't know. It's far from what I'm thinking at the moment. But in football everything is possible, I don't know."

"I don't like comparisons. I prefer to say that Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and I have left our legacy, our history. I can say I won more individual trophies than them, but they both won the World Cup. I sympathise with them a lot. These are two players I grew up watching. To say who is the best, who is second? It's not the most important thing. I prefer to stay with the fact that they are idols and they left a beautiful history in football," Ronaldo continued.

Ronaldo left Juventus for Manchester United last summer. The Portuguese football player has scored 14 goals in his 21 appearances this season with impressive performances. However, Man Utd can still be seen struggling after huge defeats. The club is currently placed seventh in the Premier League table. 

Ronaldo is claimed to be frustrated by how the Red Devils are performing. In his recent interview with Sky Sports, Ronaldo expressed his thoughts on how Manchester United should focus on winning the league. He conveyed his will, hoping to rank among the top this season, by saying that it is unacceptable not to be in the Premier League's top three. 

"What I can say is we can do better - all of us. Manchester [United] belongs to important things, so we have to change that. I don't want to be here to be in sixth place, or seventh place, or fifth place. I'm here to try to win, to compete."

Meanwhile, football fans showed support and sympathy for Ronaldo's opinion, and most agreed on how the rest of his teammates should think the same as him. 

Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United looks dejected during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park on December 27, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images