'The lads always speak about it' – McTominay agrees with Cristiano Ronaldo that top four is NOT good enough for Man Utd

SCOTT McTOMINAY agrees with Cristiano Ronaldo that finishing in the top four does not constitute a successful season for Manchester United.

The Red Devils dropped points at Turf Moor on Tuesday night as relegation-threatened Burnley held them to a 1-1 draw.

The result saw Man Utd slip down to fifth as West Ham leapfrogged them in the Premier League table.

But when asked before the Burnley game whether finishing fourth and not winning any silverware was enough for the club this season, McTominay told BT Sport: "No, for me, no.

"That’s the situation we find ourselves in. It's been a difficult situation this year.

"You have to take the rough with the smooth sometimes and get on with it and keep pushing every single game.

"To answer your question, no definitely not.

"It’s true, the lads always speak about it, we’ve got to keep going to change that."

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McTominay's comments come after Ronaldo criticised the squad's mentality in an interview last month.

"I don't accept that our mentality be less than being in the top three in the Premier League," he told Sky Sports.

"I think to build up good things, sometimes you have to destroy a few things. So why not – new year, new life and I hope that Manchester [United] can be the level that the fans want. They deserve that.”

"I don't want to be here to be in sixth place, or seventh place, or fifth place. I'm here to try to win, to compete.

"I think we compete but we are not yet in our best level. But we have a long way to improve and I believe if we change our mind, we can achieve big things."

United have not won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson departed in 2013.

The only trophies they have claimed in the past nine years are the League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League.

However, they have not won any silverware since 2017.

Having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough on Friday, their only remaining chance of winning a trophy this season is the Champions League.

Ralf Rangnick's side will face Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of Europe's premier competition.

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