Former Spain goalkeeper, Ike Casillas, has said Cristiano Ronaldo is not at the 2022 World Cup to be a guest.
According to Casillas, his former Real Madrid team-mate is a contender to win the Golden Boot at the tournament and can still play at the highest level.
Ronaldo has been criticized this season for his performances and behaviour at Manchester United.
The 37-year-old has started only four of the 10 Premier League games in which he has featured this term and scored just one goal.
But Casillas insists Ronaldo cannot be written off.
When asked for his top candidates to win the Golden Boot in Qatar, Casillas told Marca: “It seems that Cristiano has come to the World Cup as a guest and people don’t count on him because of all the trouble he has at Manchester United, but….
“I do [have him as a contender]. When people talk about Cris they forget what he has done. Come on, he doesn’t forget, because he knows what he’s done. But I would always like him on my team. Cristiano still has the string to play at the highest level.”