Nemanja Matic insists Manchester United are aiming to problem for the Premier League title subsequent season.
United completed third within the current home season to qualify for the Champions League after an unbeaten 14-match league run that stretched again to January.
Though United amassed the identical variety of factors as final season (66) they moved up three locations within the league desk to report their second-best end since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
United haven’t mounted a reputable championship problem since they final received it over seven years in the past however Matic says the dressing room’s intention is to try to carry a 21st league title to Outdated Trafford.
“Me, personally, I want to win the Premier League with Manchester United,” Matic instructed the United journal. “I believe that our membership all the time must combat for the title.
“We all the time have to attempt to do the most effective for this membership, which we’re doing in the intervening time, and I believe we can not enable any membership to win the league seven or 10 video games earlier than the season finishes, so now we have to combat till the tip.
“After all, now we have a younger group however this can’t be an excuse. I believe these younger gamers have already got a number of seasons behind them enjoying. So, from the subsequent season, now we have to combat for the title.
“I don’t know if we’re going to win [the league] however I’m positive that we will combat till the tip. That’s my private goal and I believe the remainder of my teammates assume the identical.”
United completed 33 factors behind runaway winners Liverpool however current champions have made up a major quantity of factors season-on-season.
Leicester added 40 factors from their 2014-15 tally – after they completed 14th – of their miraculous league win in 2015-16 and Chelsea, 10th in 2015-16, went from 50 factors that season to 93 factors in 2016-17.