Cristiano Ronaldo says it is not acceptable for Manchester United to be aiming for anything less than a top-three Premier League finish, and warned he is not at the club to compete for seventh place.
United have endured a disappointing campaign to date and replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with interim manager Ralf Rangnick in December following heavy defeats to Leicester, Liverpool and Watford.
While Rangnick has steadied the ship with four wins from seven matches and just three goals conceded, they remain seventh in the Premier League and are 22 points behind table-toppers Manchester City after just 19 games.
The lowest point of the German's brief tenure was undoubtedly the home defeat to Wolves on January 3, after which defender Luke Shaw said he did not feel "we were all together" during the match.
Asked whether United could hope to close the gap on their top-four rivals without the correct mentality, Ronaldo said: "Impossible - I think it's the main point.
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"I don't accept that our mentality be less than being in the top three in the Premier League.