Ronaldo: I love to be hated

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Ronaldo does not care if his proposed £80million move to Real Madrid makes him an object of hate.

The Portugal winger, who looks to be on the way out of Manchester United, claims he wants to "re-write the history of football". Ronaldo is set to seal a world record transfer to the Spanish giants this summer after United accepted a bid.

He said in an interview with French magazine So Foot as reported in the News of the World: "I love it when people jeer me. I love to see the hate in their eyes, to hear the insults. It doesn't bother me."

He added: "It's true lots of people hate me but there are even more who love me and who support me. I feel bad only when I play badly. Fortunately, that happens rarely.

"I still have a long way to go. I really want to re-write the history of football.

"I am aware I'm already among the best of the best but I want to continue to write many more beautiful pages."

Ronaldo was outshone by Barcelona's Lionel Messi in last month's Champions League final in Rome, but the Portuguese is not interested in comparing himself to his Argentinian rival.

He said: "I have nothing to envy Lionel for. I don't compare myself to others. I am Cristiano Ronaldo - and I can win more medals than anybody else. I don't like to relax. The fans want to see a great Cristiano Ronaldo so I try to never disappoint."

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