CRISTIANO RONALDO says he's back at Manchester United for trophies "not a vacation" and predicted: "I will be a huge thing in the next three or four years".
In his first full interview since a shock deadline-week return from Juventus, the 36-year-old revved up for his second United debut – against Newcastle on Saturday – by insisting he is as hungry for success as ever.
He told ex-United defender Wes Brown for the club's website: “I am not here for a vacation.
"As I told you, before was good, winning important things and I wore the shirt before many years ago, but I am here to win again.
“I am capable, me and my team-mates. I am ready to go, I am ready to go. It is a good chance for me, for the supporters, for the club, to get one step ahead.
“I am ready and I think I will be a huge thing in the next three or four years.”
Former Real Madrid main man Ronaldo trained with United this week after his early return from Portugal duty due to an international suspension.
And even that ban underlined he is still as driven as in his first United spell from 2003-9 – because it came from gleefully celebrating his latest goalscoring record.
Ron whipped off his top after a late double sunk Ireland 2-1 to make him the all-time top international scorer on 111 goals.
And asked if he wanted to prove himself all over again to United fans, he told Brown: “This is why I am here."
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