​Man Utd star Ronaldo: Nothing less than top three acceptable

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo suggests finishing in the top three is the only acceptable outcome for this season.

While the Red Devils are not expecting to win the Premier League this term, Ronaldo believes they must target third spot.

Ronaldo returned to United this summer after a nine-year, trophy laden absence, but has failed to hit the expected heights in the Premier League.

Asked by Sky Sports whether United can finish top four if they continue to play as they have been in recent weeks, Ronaldo said: “Impossible – I think it’s the main point.

“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.”

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