Cristiano Ronaldo says Manchester United players must stay 'together' and backs Ralf Rangnick

Cristiano Ronaldo has given his backing to manager Ralf Rangnick and says the manager needs time to get his ideas across.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Ronaldo says the players need to learnt to adapt to Rangnick’s methods.

The Manchester United forward says at the moment the situation is a process, and he believes United will come out stronger for it.

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Ronaldo said: “Five weeks ago, it changed many things, but he needs time to put his ideas through the players and in the pitch as well. It takes time. But I believe that he can do a good job. We knew we would not play the best football as we should do, but we have many games to improve.


“Since he arrived at some points we are better, but as I’ve told you before he needs time, it’s not that easy to change the mentality of players and the way they play the system and the coaching like that. So I believe he is going to do a good job.

“We have to be together we are in the same boat. We knew from the beginning it would not be easy, new year, we have to believe that it is possible. We have a long way to change, so I still believe we are going to do a good season.

“I’m looking forward we have to be professional we have to work hard to be together as players to change the page. We know we are not in the best moment but working hard we can achieve important things.”

Important backing

Cristiano Ronaldo is United’s top scorer and he is a leader on the pitch who has achieved everything there is to achieve at club level.

He is still hungry for more, and while this situation is not what he signed up for when he rejoined Manchester United, believing he was in for a title fight and not a top four chase, he wants to make it work.

United are still in the last 16 of the Champions League and the fourth round of the FA Cup, so there are still two trophies up for grabs.

If the players can begin to click under Rangnick’s guidance, then the team could end the season strongly and go far in one of the cup competitions.

Ronaldo is United’s top scorer with 14 goals, and with numerous stories being speculated on via the press over the last week about players being unhappy, he is trying to set a good example by speaking positively about the new interim boss.

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