Cristiano Ronaldo insists Man Utd still need time to adapt and promises to keep 'pushing my level even higher'

Cristiano Ronaldo insists Man Utd still need time to adapt and promises to keep 'pushing my level even higher'

October 22, 2021

CRISTIANO RONALDO believes Manchester United still need time to adapt following a difficult period of results.

Prior to their win over Atalanta in midweek, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side had won just two of their previous seven games in all competitions.

And now, ahead of their crunch Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday, the 36-year-old has called on people to give the squad time to gel.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he 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.

"The adaptation will take time, even the system of the game that we play, but I think step by step we have to put it in our mind 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, so I believe that and I still think it's possible.

"Everyone should know 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.

"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."

Man Utd dropped to sixth in the Premier League table last weekend following their 4-2 defeat to Leicester.

But on a personal level Ronaldo has started the season impressively, scoring six goals in the first eight games of his second spell at Old Trafford.

Those include two late winners in the Champions League against Villarreal and earlier this week in a 3-2 win over Atalanta.


But the Red Devils could be without a number of players for their game against Liverpool, with Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Marcus Rashford all doubts.

Jurgen Klopp's side have very few injury concerns heading into the contest, with Curtis Jones and Thiago Alcantara the only possible omissions.

Liverpool are second in the table and unbeaten, just one point behind Chelsea.

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