Roy Keane disagrees with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United ‘top three’ verdict

Roy Keane disagrees with Cristiano Ronaldo that Manchester United should settle for a top-three finish in the Premier League, insisting the club should aim for the title and nothing else .

Keane made the admission ahead of United’s clash with Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday night.

After a below par campaign so far, Ronaldo, in an exclusive interview with sky sports earlier this week revealed United would have to accept nothing less than a top-three finish, with the club ahead of Saturday’s kick-off ending up seventh after a difficult season so far.

However, despite Ronaldo’s rallying cry displaying a sense of passion and drive, Keane disagrees with his former team-mate, insisting the club should focus on staying on top of the game. league and nothing else.

“I don’t agree with that,” Keane told Sky Sports in response to Ronaldo’s comments. “If you play for Man United, your mindset should be that you are at a very, very high level. We’ve had this conversation many times before and they should be at No.1.

“But where they are right now, the reality is that they’re dealing with it. Their performance hasn’t been great, especially some results.

“It’s a good game for Man United tonight, coming to Villa Park; they have a good record here.

“They’re missing one or two important players, but it’s a chance to kick off their season and finish fourth and get their hands on a cup.”

Earlier this week, Ronaldo said: “Manchester United should win the league or be second or third. I don’t see any other positions for Manchester United to be honest I don’t see. In my eyes I don’t accept not that our mentality is inferior to being in the top three.

“We are capable of changing things now. I don’t know the specific path; I’m a player, not the coach, the president. I know the path but I’m not going to mention it here.

“What can I say and anything I can say, we have control, we can do it better, all of us. Manchester belong to big things, we have to change that.”

Keane’s comments match those of former compatriot Wayne Rooney, who also disagreed with Ronaldo’s admission, with the current Derby County manager also admitting the Reds should push for top spot.

“Manchester United have to be one of the best teams, not the top three, and I think those are the demands the fans are making of you, the demands of this club,” Rooney said.

“Of course they are going through a very difficult time at the moment, but make no mistake, this is a club that needs to win championships.

“It has to be winning trophies, and that’s the pressure we’re under playing or working at Manchester United. That’s where they have to come back. I’m sure they’re trying to do the right things to bring them back to this place.”

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