Man Utd need time to catch up: Ronaldo – .

Man Utd need time to catch up: Ronaldo – .

London (AFP)

Ronaldo returned for a second stint with United after leaving Juventus in a successful move in August.

The 36-year-old forward was not the only high-profile signing made by United boss Solskjaer when the season closed.

France World Cup winner Raphael Varane arrived from Real Madrid to bolster United’s defense center, while England striker Jadon Sancho was drawn from Borussia Dortmund.

United have yet to pull off a consistent streak despite their influx of top talent.

Portugal star Ronaldo believes it is about giving the team time to freeze.

“We’re in a while in my opinion that Manchester is making some changes. They buy me, they buy Varane and Sancho, ”Ronaldo told Sky Sports.

“The adaptation will take time, even the game system we play, but I think step by step we have to remember that anything is possible.

“Everyone must 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 my know-how to understand the game.

“If everyone thinks like that, sacrifice yourself for the team, I think we’ll be a better team. “

United have made three Premier League appearances without a win, a series that included losses to Leicester and Aston Villa.

They were in danger of suffering another damaging Champions League defeat on Wednesday when Atalanta took a two-goal lead at Old Trafford.

But United eased the pressure on Solskjaer with a heated second-half retaliation capped by the winner from Ronaldo’s header.

Solskjaer’s side have no margin for error this weekend when they host their fierce rivals Liverpool, who are already four points ahead of them in the Premier League.

It’s the kind of high-stakes meeting United brought Ronaldo back to Manchester for.

Criticized for his pace of work in some quarters, as well as his grumpy reaction to being named a substitute for the draw against Everton, Ronaldo blocked the noise to score six goals in eight games.

He insists there is no way he will be disturbed by the scrutiny United are undergoing.

“I’ll shut my mouth and win things.” Criticism is always part of the business, ”he said.

“I’m not worried about it. And I see it as a good thing to be honest.

“If they worry about me or talk about me, it’s because they still know my potential and my value in football. “


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