London – AFP
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo urged his teammates to change the mentality in the dressing room, saying that Manchester United not occupying one of the top three places in the English Football League would not be acceptable.
Interim coach, Ralf Rangnick, succeeded in stopping Manchester United’s downward path in the “Premier League” since he took over the leadership, succeeding the sacked Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but United is still in seventh place, 22 points behind its neighbor, Manchester City, leaders, and was unable to achieve A quantum leap in performance and results.
Ronaldo, the world’s best player five times, called for a change of mentality in the dressing room to face the poor level of United, which led to a 1-0 loss at the hands of Wolverhampton in the final stage last week.
He told Sky Sports: “Manchester United should win the league or finish second or third. I don’t see any other position for Manchester United.”
He added, “In my heart, I do not accept that our mentality is less than being in the top three in the English Premier League.”
“I think that to build good things sometimes you have to destroy other things. New year, new life, I hope Manchester are at the level people want, especially the fans. We are able to change things now.”
And Don added: “We can do it better, each of us. I don’t want to be here at the club fighting to be sixth or seventh. I’m here to try to win and compete. I think if we change our mind we can achieve big things.”