Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid fans should follow Manchester United way
Real Madrid fans do not support their team enough when they are playing badly and should try to be as intimidating to visiting teams as Manchester United supporters, according to Cristiano Ronaldo.
"We know that we have the duty to put on a show but sometimes it's not possible," the Portuguese forward, who joined Real from United, told the Spanish sports newspaper Marca.
"We always try but at times the team are not playing well and the fans could give us more support. The Manchester United fans, for example, were very intimidating for Liverpool or Manchester City in those matches. I think that if our supporters tried to do that it would be much better for everyone and would give the players a big boost."
Ronaldo, who returned to action in late November after two months out with an ankle injury, said his fitness was improving. He also said he intended to win back the Fifa World Player of the Year award after Barcelona's Lionel Messi won the 2009 prize this month.
"I have the ambition to be the best," Ronaldo said. "By God's grace I have already won the trophy for the best player in the world but I hope to win it again, either this year or next, but I will win it again."