Manchester United need time to adapt

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Ronaldo won a late victory in midweek's 3-2 win over Atalanta

Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United's forward, believes that Old Trafford needs to adjust after a inconsistent start to the season.

United are currently sixth in the Premier League, five points behind leaders Chelsea. They have only collected one point in their three previous top-flight matches.

They play Liverpool on Sunday. Their rivals are second with 18 points.

Ronaldo, 36 years old, stated that "We are at a moment in our opinion that Manchester [United] should do some changes."

"They buy me, [Raphael] Varane [and [Jadon] Sancho."

After a move from Juventus to Portugal, Ronaldo, a Portugal international, rejoined United. United also signed Varane (defender) from Real Madrid and Sancho (winger) from Borussia Dortmund.

Ronaldo said that adaptations will take time. "Even the system of the game we play, it's going to take time. But I think step-by-step we can believe that everything is possible." He was speaking to Sky Sports. External-link

Everyone should be aware of their role. I am aware of my role in the club, and in the team - my role involves scoring goals and helping the team with my knowledge and experience.

"If everyone thinks like this, and makes sacrifices for the team, then I believe we'll be a better group."

Ronaldo won the United victory after United came back from being 2-0 down to defeat Atalanta in a Champions League group match in midweek.

In eight appearances, he scored six goals for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. Ronaldo said that despite being questioned by an external-link about his work-rate, he would "close lips and win things".

He said, "Criticism always part of business," he continued. external-link "I don't worry about that. It's a good thing to be truthful.

"If they worry about or speak negatively about me, it is because they still know my potential and value in soccer."