Man Utd failing miserably after Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes set non-public goal

Manchester United’s penalty shootout defeat to Middlesbrough not solely noticed them crash out of the FA Cup, however possible ended their hopes of profitable a trophy this season.

Having come into the season as runners-up within the Premier League and Europa League, in addition to having fun with deep runs in each home cup competitions, United would have had ambitions of progress.

However with the calendar barely turned over to February, the probabilities of lifting silverware this time period are trying unlikely at finest.

Already out of the Carabao Cup and with their Premier League title tilt a distant reminiscence, the Champions League stays their sole hope of ending a drought which stretches again to Could 2017.

The arrivals of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and specifically, Cristiano Ronaldo, was supposed to finish that wait, however except they’ll upset the percentages in Europe, the wait will go on.

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Manchester United’s FA Cup run was ended by Middlesbrough at Previous Trafford on Friday

Ronaldo has made it completely clear that he isn’t content material with battling for prime 4 locations, returning with the only intention of including to the seven main honours he gained throughout his first spell.

“I do not settle for that our mentality be lower than being within the prime three within the Premier League,” Ronaldo stated throughout an interview with Sky Sports activities final month. “I do not need to be right here to be in sixth place, or seventh place, or fifth place. I am right here to attempt to win, to compete.”

Bruno Fernandes is one other United star that has made no bones about his lofty ambitions, revealing that he held talks with Ronaldo, shortly after his arrival, with their targets for the season made clear.

“Our focus and Cristiano’s, due to what I’ve already talked to him about, is to win what there may be to win,” Fernandes advised Portuguese outlet RTP3 final 12 months.

“Our targets stay and clearly, with Cristiano, we now have yet one more reference to assist us get nearer to that.”

Now into his third season with the Pink Devils, the Portuguese talisman has but to carry a trophy with the membership and final month insisted that they might nonetheless finish the marketing campaign with two trophies.

“After all, within the league it is too far now,” stated Fernandes. “We’ve to be lifelike and we now have to combat for the highest 4 and being within the Champions League subsequent season.

“However, on the similar time, combat for the Champions League and the FA Cup. I do not care what folks assume or can say about us profitable the Champions League or FA Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes set targets for the season – however look set to fall quick
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“I feel we now have the prospect to win them, the qualities to win them and, most of all, we’re in these competitions. Till we’re out, we now have to imagine we are able to win these competitions.

“My ambition remains to be the identical. I need to win trophies with the membership. That can at all times be in my thoughts till the final day I am on the membership.

“I do not know when that might be however, till then, I’ll imagine that I can win trophies with this membership, as a result of I feel we are able to.

“I feel the membership deserves it, the followers deserve it and likewise the gamers – we need to win a trophy.”

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