Cristiano Ronaldo demands that Manchester United be allowed to improve in the face of growing calls for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure.
The 36-year-old superstar made the sensational move back to Old Trafford over the summer for a reported £12million – and more recently was one of the standout performers in Man United’s 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League.
Two goals in deficit for the Red Devils in the second half were overcome by the Serie A side. Ronaldo scored the winning goal with a header later on.
However, the game showed some of the problems still evident in the northwest club. Some believe that Solskjaer must go to make the team better, particularly considering how much talent he was able to bring in during the summer.
Ronaldo however stated that even superstar players can take time to settle in.
Only speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Man United’s game against Liverpool on Sunday, Ronaldo said: “We are in a moment in my opinion that Manchester (United) do a few changes; they buy me, they buy (Raphael) Varane and (Jadon) Sancho.
“It will take some time to adapt, no matter how complex the game is. But, I believe that step by step, we can realize that everything is possible.
“I don’t speak only about my individual stuff, I put the collective in first place. To win things as a collective, it’s more easy to win individual stuff, I still think it’s possible.
He continued: “Everybody should be aware of their role. I know my role in the team, in the club… my role is to score goals, to help the team with my experience and know-how to understand the game.
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“If everyone is thinking like that, sacrifice for the team, I think we will be a better team. We have fantastic supporters behind us, fantastic stadium, fantastic team, so we have to carry on like that.”
United will welcome Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to Old Trafford and have not won a game in their last three Premier League games.
Man United is eighth in the league with 14 points. A win would see them just one point behind the Reds, who are in second place. They are four points behind leaders Chelsea, who have a game in hand.