He considers his achievements and style to be unique.
"In the beginning I was dreaming of being the best player in the world," he explained in a recent advert for Nike.
"Friends of mine looked at me like 'what are you talking about?'
"I was playing for fun, but I my mind I thought I had potential and I started in Manchester.
"I don't see many people with my talent, my dedication, my work ethic.
"Nobody is going to be compared with me, nobody is going to be Cristiano Ronaldo.
"You're going to be yourself and I'm going to be myself."