Cristiano Ronaldo ‘has told his Manchester United team-mates they MUST win the Premier League title this year after talks with Bruno Fernandes’ as the Portuguese star is quarantined for five days after landing in England
- Cristiano Ronaldo has told his Man United teammates about his lofty ambitions
- The 36-year-old made a sensational return to Old Trafford this summer
- According to reports, he has made clear his ambition to win the Premier League
- Ronaldo had previously vowed to ‘make history again’ after his announcement
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly already made clear his great ambitions at Manchester United on his return to Old Trafford, with the Portuguese superstar telling his team-mates he wants to win the title this season.
Ronaldo, 36, sealed his sensational move to the Red Devils this summer in a £19.8 million transfer from Juventus, 12 years after leaving for Spanish giant Real Madrid.
The Portuguese was released from international service early this week and landed in Manchester on Thursday, where he was pictured speaking to former team-mate Darren Fletcher on arrival as he enters a five-day quarantine.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly told his United team-mates about his lofty ambitions at the club
Ronaldo has vowed that ‘history will be made again’, having won the Premier League, Champions League and Ballon d’Or during his first stint with the club.
And The sun reports that he has already marked his new teammates by telling compatriot Bruno Fernandes to inform the dressing room that he expects to win the Premier League this season.
“The players and coaching staff now believe they have the best squad in the league and can win the Premier League this season,” a United source told the outlet.
Ronaldo landed in England this week as he sealed his return to Old Trafford
The 36-year-old was pictured speaking with former teammate and club chief Darren Fletcher
“Ronaldo has also spoken to Bruno Fernandes and told him to tell the other players that they have to win this year.
“They have to work hard and believe in themselves. The players haven’t stopped talking about Ronaldo since he signed and they can’t wait to train and play with him.”
United failed to win the title in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, finishing 12 points behind runaway champions Manchester City in second place last season.
And Ronaldo has reportedly told Bruno Fernandes to pass a message to United stars
Expectations are high at United after the club splashed out in the summer transfer window
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was boosted by a strong transfer window this summer, with Red Devils landing Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Ronaldo for a combined total of £135.3 million.
Despite his advancing years, Ronaldo is expected to set the English top-flight on fire, having been crowned Italy’s top scorer last season. On his return to Old Trafford, he has donned his old number 7 shirt, with Edinson Cavani relinquishing the jersey for the returning star.
Expectations for a strong season are high at United, although club legend and Ronaldo’s former team-mate Gary Neville still believes the Red Devils will not win the league this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yet to win a trophy and hopes to change that this season
“The big question that every Manchester United fan, probably every fan in the Premier League, will be: is it? [the new arrivals] enough to fight for the title and win the title?’ he said.
‘I don’t feel like it is. I still feel there are a few teams that are better. I think the Premier League is the strongest since the mid-2000s.
“I think it’s an incredibly strong Premier League right now with great coaches, great teams, great players and that has been reinforced by this transfer window.”