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Portuguese fitness chief: Real Madrid star Ronaldo will still be world best in 2020

Portuguese national team physio Antonio Gaspar believes Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo can still be among the world's best in 2020. Ronaldo, 28, signed a contract extension at Real Madrid last night to keep him at the Bernabeu until 2018 but has hinted he wants to end his career at Old Trafford.

Gaspar said: "I think an athlete like him can easily carry on until 33.

"In fact, in his case, I reckon that, barring anything untoward, he will be at the peak of his powers even longer, until 35.

"He's a super-athlete, way above the average in that sense, and he's also a top professional who takes perfect care of himself and doesn't miss a trick when it comes to his diet and recovery time.

"Real Madrid knows what they are doing, it's not a gamble, and Ronaldo will be at the top of his game until the end of his contract."

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