Cristiano Ronaldo warned his colleagues at Manchester United that he won’t accept anything less than a top-three standing this season. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also clarified that he is not about to settle for “sixth place or seventh place”. So, among other breaking Premier League football news, Ronaldo expects to place at least third with his United teammates.
It seems that the modern-day superstar has grown accustomed to competing for major honours over the course of his career. And why not, his illustrious past has involved trophy triumphs aplenty in England, Spain, and Italy.
And now, the Portuguese icon will be turning 37 on February 5.
Ronaldo Expects to Place at Least Third with His United Teammates
However, Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to Manchester United, who are currently sitting seventh in the Premier League table. United are six points below top four, albeit with games in hand, and CR7 wants them to finish on top.
Ronaldo is urging his team-mates at Old Trafford to raise their collective standards in what has been an inconsistent 2021-22 campaign.
Ronaldo has told Sky Sports: “I don’t accept that our mentality be less than being in the top three in the Premier League.
“I think to build up good things, sometimes you have to destroy a few things. So why not – new year, new life and I hope that Manchester [United] can be the level that the fans want. They deserve that.
“We are capable of changing things now. I know the way but I’m not going to mention it here because I don’t think it’s ethical on my part to say that.
“What I can say is we can do better – all of us. Manchester [United] belongs to important things, so we have to change that.
“I don’t want to be here to be in sixth place, or seventh place, or fifth place. I’m here to try to win, to compete.
“I think we compete but we are not yet in our best level. But we have a long way to improve and I believe if we change our mind, we can achieve big things.”