By Joseph Ayinde
Cristiano Ronaldo has warned Manchester United that he did not return to the club to compete for seventh place.
The 36-year-old also said it is not acceptable for the Red Devils to aim for anything less than a top-three finish in the Premier League.
United have endured a miserable campaign so far and replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis in December.
Since taking over, Rangnick has taken charge of four wins from seven matches.
However, United remain seventh in the league, 22 points behind leaders Manchester City after 19 years.
“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,” Ronaldo told Sky Sports.