Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he’s “not happy” with Manchester United’s current performances in the Premier League heading into the New Year.
Ronaldo re-joined United in a blockbuster move this past summer after being strongly linked with a switch to rivals Manchester City.
He marked his return to Old Trafford with a brilliant brace in the 4-1 win over Newcastle back in September and has scored 14 goals in all competitions so far.
Despite his best efforts in front of goal, United have failed to live up to expectations this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked after a torrid run of form with Ralf Rangnick eventually being appointed interim boss until the end of the season.
They’re unbeaten since Rangnick’s arrival, although the 1-1 draw against Newcastle earlier this week left a lot to be desired for.
United are already 19 points adrift of league leaders City and Ronaldo has admitted that he, along with many others at the club, are “not happy” with the current situation as he saw in the New Year with his family.
He wrote on Instagram: “2021 is coming to an end and it was far from being an easy year, despite my 47 goals scored across all competitions.
“Two different clubs and five different coaches. One Euro Final Stage played with my National Team and one World Cup Qualification left pending for 2022.
“At Juventus, I was proud to win the Italian Cup and the Italian Supercup, and become the Série A Top Scorer.
“For Portugal, becoming the Euro Top Scorer was also a high point this year. And of course, my return to Old Trafford will always be one of the most iconic moments in my career.
“But I’m not happy with what we are achieving in Man United. None of us are happy, I’m sure of that.
“We know that we have to work harder, play better and deliver way more than we are delivering right now.
“Let’s make this New Year’s Eve a turning point of the season! Let’s embrace 2022 with a higher spirit and a stronger mentality.
“Let’s take us above and beyond, let’s reach for the stars and put this club right where it belongs! Join us, we’re counting on all of you!”
United currently sit sixth in the table heading into the New Year with a game in hand on those clubs ahead of them.
They return to action on Monday when they host Wolves before taking on Aston Villa in the FA Cup a week later.