GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS
Cristiano Ronaldo gave a rousing Winston Churchill style speech to his team-mates ahead of their 4-1 thumping of Newcastle.
And SunSport’s Nick Custis has exclusively revealed the player urged United’s stars to be prepared to “sacrifice everything” to bring silverware to the side.
Ahead of United’s thrashing of Newcastle, Ronaldo said: “I have not come back to be a cheerleader. If you guys want to succeed, then I need you to love this club from the bottom of your hearts.
“You need to eat, sleep and fight for this club. Whether you play or do not play, you need to support your teammates and always give 100 per cent for the club.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reckons his team are better equipped to battle for Champions League with the club up against Swiss side Young Boys later.
The group stage clash will be their first game in the competition.
Solskjaer said: “It’s going to be difficult, it always is. But we’ve added experience, quality and youth, and are better prepared this year for what’s to come.
“We’ve definitely learnt, the group is special, as a unit. They look after each other.”
Meanwhile, Gary Neville is predicting United may be prepared to clear the decks to seal a sensational swoop for Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland.
And the Sky Sports pundit reckons a trio of stars could be headed for the club’s exit next summer.
Neville told Sky Sports Monday Night Football: “I think Manchester United next year will lose probably (Anthony) Martial, they’ll lose (Juan) Mata, (Edinson) Cavani will leave because they got another year out of him. So it will free places to be filled.
“If Haaland becomes available next summer and they want to do a deal with his agent – which is the big thing with Haaland – then Manchester United should go for him.”
Elsewhere Edinson Cavani wants United fans to go back to singing an old chant created for him based on a rendition of Abba’s ‘Gimme, Gimme Gimme’ classic.
The new song fans sing to him currently refers to his old number seven shirt number.
Cavani told MUTV: “I could follow the first one: ‘Give it, give it, give it to Edi Cavani…. It was easier to follow, and I could sing along to it in places.”