Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has declared that he is targeting the league title in his first season with the club.
United have not won the league since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, with Louis van Gaal’s fourth-place finish in 2014/2015 their best since then.
Mourinho has already brought in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly, with Paul Pogba expected to follow. The Portuguese believes he his new-look team can challenge again.
“I want to be champion,” Mourinho said in The Sun on Sunday.
“To say before the season starts that the top four is the target? The top four is not the target. We want to play to be champions.
“If during the season we realise the points difference doesn’t allow us to fight for the title, we are going to establish a new title, and when you can’t be champion the next target is to finish top four.
“But day one, I don’t want to hide behind a bad season or no Champions League football to say we want to finish top four.”