Man United sent clear warning about Jose Mourinho’s third season

Teddy Sheringham opens up about Man United's struggles in Jose Mourinho's second campaign in charge

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Teddy Sheringham has warned Manchester United that they will have to step their game up next season as they target the Premier League title.

The Red Devils ended the 2017-18 campaign without a trophy as they ended up in second place in the Premier League table behind runaway champions Manchester City.

It was Manchester United’s highest finish in the Premier League since their final campaign under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013, but the Red Devils still looked some way short of challenging for the title.

Attentions will now inevitably turn towards the summer transfer window and the signings Jose Mourinho will look to make ahead of his third campaign in charge at Old Trafford.

And former Manchester United star Sheringham has warned the Red Devils that they will have to step their game up in the coming months if they want to challenge for the title next term.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Sheringham said: “Manchester United are all about winning stuff and they haven’t done that [this season].

“It’s very unusual for Jose Mourinho as well because he knows how to win trophies but, they’ll have to do better next season.

“There’s a lot of Manchester United players that are not playing to their full potential, that’s up to them and to the manager to sort that out.

“Man City have taken the game to a different level this year and they will probably be doing it again next season, so they’ll have to get a lot better.”

Manchester United won both the Europa League and League Cup last season but failed to lift a trophy this term as they were beaten by Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley last weekend.

The Red Devils will be looking to conclude their transfer business early as they bid to build a squad capable of challenging Manchester City’s dominance next season.

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