To Build Up Good Things, You Have to Destroy a Few - Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick (left) and Christiano Ronaldo (right).
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick (left) and Christiano Ronaldo (right).

Cristiano Ronaldo has called for a change of mindset within the Manchester United dressing room in order to address the teams' latest poor form.

Ronaldo has stated that finishing outside the top three in the Premier League would be unacceptable for Manchester United.

The 36-year-old striker has backed Rangnick to make a difference but pleaded for patience ahead of their Premier League trip to Villa Park on January 15.

“Manchester United should win the league or be second or third, I don’t see any other position for Manchester United.

“In my heart, I don’t accept that our mentality to be less than being in the top three in the Premier League, in my opinion.

“I think to build up good things sometimes you have to destroy a few things. New year, new life, I hope that Manchester can be at the level people want, especially the fans. We are capable of changing things now.

“We can do it better, all of us. I don’t want to be here in the club to fight to be in sixth or seventh place. I am here to try to win, to compete. I believe if we change our mind we can achieve big things,” Ronaldo stated.

United brought in Ralf Rangnick in place of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in order to turn around United’s under-performing stature.

The German interim boss has steadied the ship since taking over from the sacked Solskjaer but United are languishing in seventh place, 22 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Rangnick has won four of his seven games in charge in all competitions but the team’s style of football has still attracted criticism and there have been reports of disquiet within the squad.