Manchester United are 22 points behind leaders Manchester City, a situation that makes Cristiano Ronaldo uncomfortable, who does not accept his exclusion from the top three.
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has made clear his intentions this season and said he does not agree with his exclusion from the top three in the Premier League.
United had a difficult start to the season which led to their exclusion from the title race, as they are 22 points behind Manchester City, and their main goal is to reach the Champions League positions.
“I do not accept that our mentality is less than entering the top three in the Premier League,” Cristiano said in an interview with Sky Sports.
“It’s a new year, a new life and I hope United are at the level the fans deserve. I know we can change things. I know how to do it, but I wouldn’t say it because it wouldn’t be ethical.”
“What I can say is that we can do better. all of us. United are here to fight for important things, so we have to change. I don’t want to be here to fight for sixth or seventh place. I’m here to compete and win.”
This week, United moved into the fourth round of the FA Cup after eliminating Aston Villa by giving a poor image. This Saturday they will meet again with Steven Gerrard’s men in the Premier League.
“I think we can compete, but we’re not yet at our best. There is a lot of room for improvement and I believe that if we change the way we think, we can achieve great things.”, pointed out.
And about German coach Ralf Rangnick, the substitute for Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the bench, Cristiano said that since his arrival, a lot has changed, but he needs time to “plant his ideas in the players”.