Cristiano Ronaldo makes Ralf Rangnick statement

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Scroll through the gallery to see the top goalscor
Scroll through the gallery to see the top goalscorers in the 2021/22 EPL campaign
=4. Raphinha (Leeds United) - 8 goals
=4. Raphinha (Leeds United) - 8 goals
1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 16 goals
1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 16 goals
3. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) - 9 goals
3. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) - 9 goals
=4. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) - 8 goals
=4. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) - 8 goals
=4. Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) - 8 goals
=4. Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) - 8 goals
=4. Emmanuel Dennis (Watford) - 8 goals
=4. Emmanuel Dennis (Watford) - 8 goals
=4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - 8 goal
=4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - 8 goals
=4. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) - 8 goals
=4. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) - 8 goals
2. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) - 10 goals
2. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) - 10 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo has shared his view on Ralf Rangnick’s tenure so far amid recent reports suggesting that he was unhappy with the manager. 

Earlier in January, it was reported that the Portuguese forward’s future with the Red Devils depends on who they decide to hire at the end of this season.  

To add insult to injury, an explosive report from the Daily Mail claimed that there were at least 11 United players who wanted to leave the club, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner rumoured to be one of the stars.  

After a free-scoring start to the season, the 36-year-old has only managed to find the net twice since Rangnick was appointed as the interim manager.  

Scroll through the gallery above to see the top goalscorers in the 2021/22 EPL campaign

However, Ronaldo has now broken his silence on the German head coach and insisted that he has seen improvement. 

"Since he arrived five weeks ago he changed many things," the striker said in an interview with Sky Sports 

"But he needs time to put his ideas across to the players. 

"It takes time but I believe that he is going to do a good job. We know we aren't playing the best football but we have many games to improve. 

"Since he arrived I think in some points we are better, but he needs time. It's not that easy to change the mentality of players and the way they play, the culture, the system like that. I believe that he is going to do a good job.

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"I don't accept that our mentality be less than being in the top three in the Premier League. 

"I think to build up good things, sometimes you have to destroy a few things. So why not - new year, new life and I hope that Manchester (United) can be the level that the fans want. They deserve that. 

"We are capable of changing things now. I know the way but I'm not going to mention it here because I don't think it's ethical on my part to say that. 

"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." 

Here is each Premier League club's biggest earner this season, per spotrac

Raphinha (Leeds United) - £63 500 a week
Raphinha (Leeds United) - £63 500 a week
Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur)
Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur) - £200 000 a week
Theo Walcott (Southampton) - £75 000 a week
Theo Walcott (Southampton) - £75 000 a week
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) - £130 000 a week
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) - £130 000 a week
Joelinton (Newcastle United) - £86 538 a week
Joelinton (Newcastle United) - £86 538 a week
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) - £140 000 a week
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) - £140 000 a week
Yerry Mina (Everton) - £120 000 a week
Yerry Mina (Everton) - £120 000 a week
Ben Gibson (Norwich City) - £40 000 a week
Ben Gibson (Norwich City) - £40 000 a week
Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United) - £120 000 a w
Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United) - £120 000 a week
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - £400 000 a wee
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - £400 000 a week
Pontus Jansson and David Raya (Brentford) - £25 00
Pontus Jansson and David Raya (Brentford) - £25 000 a week
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) - £220 000 a week
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) - £220 000 a week
Adam Lallana (Brighton & Hove Albion) - £90 385 a
Adam Lallana (Brighton & Hove Albion) - £90 385 a week
Danny Ings (Aston Villa) - £120 000 a week
Danny Ings (Aston Villa) - £120 000 a week
Moussa Sissoko (Watford) - £80 000 a week
Moussa Sissoko (Watford) - £80 000 a week
Ben Mee (Burnley) - £55 000 a week
Ben Mee (Burnley) - £55 000 a week
Joao Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - £100 000
Joao Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - £100 000 a week
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) - £250 000 a w
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) - £250 000 a week
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - £510 000 a
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - £510 000 a week
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) - £325 000 a week
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) - £325 000 a week