Cristiano Ronaldo: "I don't want to be here to be in sixth or seventh place"



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Cristiano Ronaldo: "I don't want to be here to be in sixth or seventh place"

The Red Devils are recording results below all expectations, but the Portuguese believes that it is not too late to improve things In Ronaldo's first term at the Theater of Dreams, it was unthinkable that Manchester United would not fight for the Premier League title, that they would be out of the positions leading to the Champions League and that coaches would change as if on a treadmill.

He faced all this when he returned to the place where Sir Alex Ferguson made him a superstar. "I cannot accept that it becomes normal for us to be outside the top three teams in the Premier League at United, that is not our mentality."

"I think if you want to build something big, you also need to destroy some things. I know we can all do better. I don't want to be here to be in sixth or seventh place. Not on the fifth. I am here to win, to compete ", said Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United has time and space to come back, but Ralf Rangnick will have to change a lot for the players. Primarily a way of thinking, because they lack a killer instinct, and there is no noticeable hunger for trophies.

"We are still far from the zenith, we are not at a high level. We have a long way to go to achieve the desired results. We need to change our way of thinking in order to do something great." "We know we are not playing well, but there are many games ahead of us and room for improvement.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Ralf Rangnick

Since the arrival of Ralf Rangnick, there has been a slight shift in the results plan. But United are still wanted, wandering, and not constant. The Portuguese thinks that everything will fall into place, because the Germans need time to get into the players' heads.

"Since he arrived five weeks ago, he has changed many things. But it will take time for him to convey his ideas to the players and plant them in our heads." "It is not easy to change the mentality of the players, the way they play, the culture, the system.

However, I believe that he will be able to do that and that he will do a good job. " Manchester United has changed three coaches since the beginning of the season. They started with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the transitional solution was Michael Carrick, and now there is Ralf Rangnick Too much turbulence in just a few months… It was hard for the Portuguese to leave Solskjaer, with whom he is still a friend.

"To be honest - it's not easy. We changed Ole, then Michael, so Ralf arrived. It is difficult when so many coaches change ", said the Portuguese and added: "Ole was my teammate during my first stay at the club, and now the coach.

Fantastic person. When he left, everyone was sad, but that's part of football." "When things don't go according to plan, the club has to change something. I was disappointed, but I understand the club. Life goes on. ”