Man United backed to challenge for the Premier League title next season
Manchester United will be serious contenders for the Premier League title next season, says Phil Neville
Manchester United will be serious contenders for the Premier League title next season, according to Phil Neville.
The Red Devils endured a disappointing debut season under Jose Mourinho last term as they ended up slumping to a sixth-placed finish in the top flight table.
However, Mourinho did manage to secure the primary objective of Champions League qualification by leading the Red Devils to Europa League glory.
The next step on the Red Devils’ agenda will be mounting a serious title challenge next season.
And former Red Devils defender Neville feels that, with a few key additions, Manchester United will be able to challenge for the title next season.
Neville is quoted as saying by the Daily Express: “Now, every time I pick up a paper, another player is linked with United but I’m sure Jose will bring success, like he did last season, and ultimately, hopefully, bring the title back to Manchester.
“If you look at the drawn games at Old Trafford last season and convert maybe 90 per cent of those into wins, then United would have been challenging for the title.
“If they can do that this year, then I think the title will come back to Manchester.
“I’m optimistic. United are heading in the right direction and the confidence the manager and his squad got from winning the EFL Cup and Europa League can be taken into the Champions League and the league next year.
“It’s going to be a difficult season, as everyone else is spending money and improving.
“United are going to have to improve as well because they didn’t finish in the top four last season. Even that is a big ask, but I think Jose will want to win the Premier League.
“That’s the big one. He won’t settle for anything less.”
Manchester United have not won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012-13 season.
The Red Devils are thought to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer but have so far only landed defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica.
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