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Man Utd's Ronaldo deflects praise to teammates

Praise has been coming Cristiano Ronaldo's way in spadefuls this season, but the Portuguese winger told Setanta Sports' Friday Football Show that it is his Manchester United team-mates who deserve to be the subject of such heavy acclaim.

Thirty eight goals in all competitions have been the spearhead for United's march to the top of The Premier League and last four of the Champions League, but Ronaldo is keen to spread the eulogies coming his way a little more thinly.

"My team-mates help me a lot - they give me good passes to score a goal, and I score," he told the Friday Football Show.

"To be honest, I didn't think I'd score 38 goals, but I'll enjoy the moment. It's been fantastic and I want to carry on. But, the most important thing is to win the titles, and I think we are on the way."

Ronaldo's inimitable free-kick style has lit up many an occasion this year, with Blackburn Rovers likely to be next on his radar when United visit Ewood Park on Saturday teatime.

"I practice [free kicks] with the lads one or two times a week," he added. "Because we have many games I think the best thing is to rest.

"It's just my style. The last few years I've been shooting like that and I feel very good because I've been scoring magnificent goals and I want to carry on.

"I think the best thing is your concentration at a vital moment. This what I try to do. Sometimes it is not so good, but most of the time it is very good and I am proud for that."

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