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United fans deserve better; Christiano Ronaldo on Sky Sport

Christiano Ronaldo in an interview with Sky Sports has said Manchester United fans deserve better results and performance from players.

United have struggled for form and results in this season. 

Cristiano Ronaldo while speaking with Sky Sports said he can’t lower the expectations to finishing below third in the league this season but recognizes things need to change quickly as that is what the fans deserve.

I refuse to accept that our mentality is anything less than being in the Premier League’s top three. I believe that in order to develop excellent things, you must sometimes demolish a few things. So why not – a new year, a new start, and I believe Manchester can reach the heights that its fans desire. They are deserving of it.

We have the ability to change things now. I’m aware of the route, but I’m not going to reveal it here since I don’t believe it’s ethical for me to do so. What I can say is that we can all do better. Manchester is associated with significant events, so we must change that.

I don’t want to be in sixth, seventh, or fifth position when I get here. I’ve come here to compete and win. I believe we compete, but we are not yet at our peak. However, we have a long way to go, and I feel that if we change our minds, we can do great things.

Since Ralf Rangnick took over, there haven’t been many signals of progress, but Ronaldo thinks that things are improving behind the scenes.

Many things have changed since he came five weeks ago. However, he need more time to communicate his ideas to the players.

It will take time, but I am confident that he will succeed. We recognize that we aren’t playing our best football, but we still have a lot of games to play. I believe we have improved in certain areas since he arrived, but he still needs time. It’s not easy to change players’ mindsets and the way they play, let alone the culture and system. I feel he will do an excellent job.

Christiano Ronaldo advice to younger players

Ronaldo first joined United as a teenager, surrounded by the likes of Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, and Rio Ferdinand. 

He was given guidance and acted on it, but he believes that today’s young athletes do not have the same approach.

The more experienced players, the elder players, are always willing to assist the younger guys. But let me give you an example. It will be difficult if I give you advice and you do not use it in your daily life, even if you are younger than me. I can talk to that individual all day, but it’s impossible if it’s not coming from within you.

I remember, when I was 18, 19, 20, some older players spoke with me. 

But I put it like this: ‘Cristiano, you need to develop — they know more than you, they have more experience than you, and they have been through a lot of hard times.’ Others, on the other hand, will not take it if you criticize them.

This is not something I say about our guys specifically, but rather in general. I have children, as you are aware. When you’re a little rougher on them, they respond in kind, so you have to find the appropriate balance to communicate with them. But, in my opinion, the most important thing is that it comes from within you.

You should be proud of yourself and say to yourself in the mirror, “Listen, I gave it my all.” I believe that we should all do that since it is a new year, we are turning the page, we have a lot to win, and we must believe in ourselves. It will be a nightmare if this does not happen.

The most significant factor is the individual. We are here to assist, and if they require my assistance, support, or advise, I will be the first to respond. If you don’t want my assistance, do your job, search for yourself, and do your best to assist the team.

Ronaldo has stated that it has been difficult due to the numerous changes in the coaching staff, listing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Michael Carrick as examples. However, Kieran McKenna has also gone on, and he remains optimistic that things will come better.

We replaced Ole, Carrick, and now this new coach. It’s always challenging when you’re changing so much. It’s usually depressing and difficult. Ole had previously played with me and was now the coach. A fantastic individual. Everyone was disappointed when he left, but it’s all part of the game.

When things do not go the way the club wants them to, the club must adapt. I was disappointed, but we must keep in mind the nature of the club. It was a rough time, but life goes on. However, I am optimistic that we will have a successful season.

We understand that putting the new coach’s ideas into action will take time. However, I am looking forward to it. We need to work hard and play together as a team. We recognize that we are not in the best of circumstances, but I feel that by working hard, we can accomplish significant goals this year.

From Sky Sport

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