When asked about his thoughts on Cristiano Ronaldo saying that Man United should never accept being anything below the top-3 in the Premier League, Wayne Rooney said: “Manchester United have to be a top one team, not top three.
“I think that’s the demands the fans put on you, the demands that club has. Of course, they’re going through a very difficult period at the minute.
“But make no mistake, that’s a club that has to be winning championships. It has to be winning trophies.”
Cristiano is unwilling to entertain opinions about how United should look to consolidate a ‘top-4 spot’ this season and wants them to be competing in the top-3 instead. Rooney seems to have even bigger ambitions and that they should be competing for the title.
However, the Red Devils are already 22 points behind league leaders Man City (with 2 games in hand) and a title challenge seems unlikely this season.
Ralf Rangnick will hope to reignite the squad’s fire and help them have a successful second half of the season and aim for a top-3 finish.