During the early stages of Ronaldo's Manchester United career his performances were widely scrutinised for lacking an end product.
However in the previous two seasons Ronaldo has flourished - last season Ronaldo scored an impressive 23 goals from midfield and notched up 20 assists.
Ronaldo's displays resulted in him being crowned the double Player of the Year last season.
Talking to the Daily Mirror, Ronaldo said: "I cannot help caressing the ball or enjoying juggling.
"I used to do it when I played in the street, I kept on doing it all throughout my training and I still do it now. And I will keep on doing it.
"This is the real Ronaldo. I believe that when people see me on the pitch playing with the ball before the beginning of the warm-up, they may be tempted to think that this is nothing but a charm offensive or showing off.
"If this is what you think then you are wrong, because I do it naturally. Before matches, both for the club and when I play for Portugal, I always have the same routine.
"In the dressing room I start to juggle with the ball. We leave to warm-up and while waiting for the physical exercises to start I keep on practising my skills.
"I take the ball, I pass it under one foot, and then the other, I pick it up, bounce it, in short, I amuse myself with the ball."
Ronaldo revealed how working with the ball before a game helped relieve any pre-match nerves.
"I do it just for pleasure, but there is also another reason - to put an end to any tension before the match.
"This is the way I have of motivating myself, of relieving the pressure of the match, of calming down, of pre-occupying myself."