Currently seventh in the Premier League, eleven points from the podium, Manchester United must aim for a place in the top three of the Premier League, said Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday in an interview with Sky Sports.
“Manchester United have to win the league, or finish second or third. I don’t see any other ranking for” the club, the Portuguese star told the English channel.
“In my heart, I do not accept that our mentality leads us to aim less than the top three in the Premier League ,” he added.
With 31 points taken in 19 matches, the Red Devils are still eleven points away from Liverpool, third and who played one more game, and twelve from Chelsea, second with two outstanding games for united.
“I think sometimes in order to build something good you have to destroy a number of things. “CR7
Since the arrival of Ralf Rangnick on the bench, in place of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, at the end of November, Manchester United have taken thirteen points out of 18 possible.
The 1-0 defeat at home against Wolverhampton, on the last day, slowed down the beautiful series.
To start again, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has radical ideas:
“I think that sometimes, to build something good, you have to destroy a number of things. ” “New year, new life.
“I hope that Manchester will be able to live up to where people expect it, especially the supporters.
We are able to change things now,” he said.
“I don’t want to be at this club to fight for sixth or seventh place. I’m here to try to win and to be competitive. I think if you change your mindset you can do great things”, encouraged CR7 again.
However, the team seems to have difficulty in assimilating the precepts of its new coach and the qualification against Aston Villa in the FA Cup (1-0).
“It takes time, but I’m sure he will do a good job (…) Since he arrived, I think some points have improved, but he needs time,” said Ronaldo , while Manchester will find the Villans at home on Saturday in the league.