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"If we win every game 1-0 it’s good! Sometimes it’s important to score goals but Everton are a difficult team to play against. We have to appreciate the attitude and character of the team."

– Cristiano Ronaldo
31/01/2009 19:45, Report by James Tuck
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Ronaldo happy with form

Cristiano Ronaldo declared himself satisfied after scoring the winner against Everton – but insists all that matters is that the team keep winning.

Following his brace at West Brom on Tuesday, the winger netted his 14th goal of the season from the penalty spot on Saturday to send the Reds five points clear at the top.

"I am happy with my season, but the most important thing is the team," Ronaldo told MUTV."We are top, the lads are playing very well, I’ve scored a few important goals and want to carry on doing my job to help the team.

"It was very tough today. Everton had a good game at the weekend against Liverpool and we knew it was going to be difficult.

"But we played well, especially in the first half when we created a few chances and managed to score the goal. The second half was a little more difficult, with Everton just playing on the counter-attack."

Ronaldo was not too disappointed that United failed to add to his opener and credited Everton's resilience.

"If we win every game 1-0 it’s good!" he continued. "Sometimes it’s important to score goals but Everton are a difficult team to play against. We have to appreciate the attitude and character of the team."

Ronaldo also reserved praise for Edwin van der Sar, who kept his 12th consecutive league clean sheet to break a 30-year-old English league record.

Ronaldo said: "It’s unbelievable! Edwin deserves it because he is a great goalkeeper and a great man who works a lot for his age! I’m really

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