The 32: Rob Lee on why Cristiano Ronaldo 'can play until he's 40'

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Rob Lee told ‘The 32’ he believes Cristiano Ronaldo can easily play until he’s 40.

Speaking as special guest on Yahoo’s latest World Cup show, the former Newcastle and England man described Ronaldo as ‘the best ever’ after his blistering start in Russia.

Portugal’s talisman and all-time leading scorer has already hit four goals at the World Cup, following up his hattrick against Spain with the decisive strike in his country’s win over Morocco.

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World Cup: Rob Lee on ‘The 32’
World Cup: Rob Lee on ‘The 32’
Former Newcastle and England man Rob Lee gave his World Cup views to The 32 on Thursday. (Yahoo)
Former Newcastle and England man Rob Lee gave his World Cup views to The 32 on Thursday. (Yahoo)
Head boy: Ronaldo nods Portugal in front against Morocco in their second Group B fixture with a thumping set piece header. (Getty)
Head boy: Ronaldo nods Portugal in front against Morocco in their second Group B fixture with a thumping set piece header. (Getty)

Former Premier League legend Lee, 52, was asked if Ronaldo, playing at his fourth World Cup, is now ‘unstoppable’.

He replied: ‘I think so.

‘I was very lucky to play with some great players – Alan Shearer was one, and his goal record was one-in-two, which made him known as a great striker.

Celebration time: Ronaldo’s decisive strike against Morocco on Wednesday was his fourth of the tournament. (Getty)
Celebration time: Ronaldo’s decisive strike against Morocco on Wednesday was his fourth of the tournament. (Getty)

‘Ronaldo and Messi get one-in-one. He wants to play until he’s 40, and if you look at him, he probably will.

‘He’s had no major injuries, he doesn’t look like he’s going to get injured and he’s just a phenomenal player.

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‘He’s the best I’ve ever seen.’

Portugal face Iran in their final Group B fixture, and are on course for the last 16 having picked up four points.

Ronaldo meanwhile, broke his latest record when his strike against Morocco made him Europe’s all-time leading scorer, ahead of Ferenc Puskas.

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