Cristiano Ronaldo insists he ignores critics who say Manchester United are ‘perfect’ one day, and ‘C**B’ the next.
Saturday night, it was certainly a case of the former, as Ronaldo scored one goal and set up another in the 3-0 win over Tottenham.
But it came on the heels of the humiliation he suffered last weekend at the hands of arch-rivals Liverpool, after which the Portuguese icon told the club’s fans that they “deserve better”.
United came under fire in the wake of Old Trafford’s 5-0 defeat and it was believed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on his last legs against Spurs.
But Ronaldo, 36, said he did not let harsh criticism affect him during a “difficult week”.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “We knew before the match that we had a difficult week.
“We had results that we didn’t expect, the team was under pressure and a little sad, but we knew today that we would respond. We played well.
“My job is to help the team with my experience, my goals, my help and I did today – I feel very happy for that.
“In terms of the team, it was an incredible performance. I hope this time we can turn the page. Not only is the coach what many people are referring to, but the players as well.
“I think something happened for a reason and we should be happy this afternoon. It’s normal [criticism]The club is very big.
“Criticism is so big, it’s always there. It doesn’t bother me, I know one day we’ll be perfect and another day we’ll be C**p.”
“Sometimes life is like this and we have to go through the bad moments.”
It doesn’t bother me, I know one day we’re perfect and another day we’re c**p.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo showed his level in winning in North London as he scored a goal and an assist.
The Real Madrid legend broke the deadlock in a superb manner by hitting the ball past Hugo Lloris’ outstretched arms after Bruno Fernandes picked it up.
He then turned around after the break after expertly selecting Edinson Cavani, who duly threw the ball over the French goalkeeper.
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A United win would somewhat ease the pressure on manager Solskjaer, who is clinging to his Old Trafford job after just one win in his last five Premier League games.
United are fifth in the standings after winning in the capital – equal on points with fourth-placed West Ham.
He could level with rivals Manchester City next week if they beat Citizens on the Theater of Dreams.