Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney and superstar forward, Cristiano Ronaldo have disagreed over the position the club should finish this season.
Ronaldo had charged his teammates to aim at finishing top three in the league table instead of pursuing fourth place.
But Rooney said they should not aim at finishing top three, insisting they have to be a ‘top one team’ instead.
Manchester United under Ralf Rangnick are just seventh in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa.
Ronaldo in an interview with Sky Sports earlier in the week, said “In my eyes, I don’t accept that our mentality be less than to be in the top three. We are capable to change things now.”
Rooney, while reacting to this, said,
“Manchester United have to be a top one team, not top three, and 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, and that’s the pressure we come in with playing or working at Manchester United. That’s where they need to get back to. I’m sure they’re trying to do the right things to get them back to that place.”
Premier League table: Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo disagree over Manchester United