Cristiano Ronaldo leaps into the defence of manager Ralf Rangnick
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Cristiano Ronaldo leaps into the defence of manager Ralf Rangnick

Cristiano Ronaldo has leaped into the defense of manager Ralf Rangnick's unconvincing start to life at Manchester United.

The German's tactics have been questioned by the United fans with the players seems to be struggling with the demands of their manager but Ronaldo insists that their manager needed time to implement his philosophies.

“Since he arrived five weeks ago he changed many things. 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," Ronaldo told Sky Sports.

The Portuguese also admitted that it has been tough adjusting to the demands of the Premier League.

“Not easy to be honest (when asked how he has found that last few months). We changed Ole, then (Michael) Carrick (caretaker manager), then this new coach. It’s difficult when you change so much, it’s always tough.

“It’s always sad and tough. Ole used to play with me before and now he was the coach. A fantastic person. When he left everybody was sad, but it’s part of football," Ronaldo added.

Despite the challenges, Ronaldo is currently the leading scorer at United having bagged 14 goals in all competitions for the club this season.

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