Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has issued a warning to the rest of the Premier League.
The Red Devils have had to watch on as rivals Manchester City and Chelsea have dominated the top flight of English football following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of the 2012/2013 season.
Since United last lifted a league title, City have won it three times and the Blues have won it twice – with Leicester City the only other team to have been crowned champions of England in the past six seasons.
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To make matters even worse for United fans is the fact that bitter rivals Liverpool are closing in on their first league title in three decades as they lead the table by a massive 22 points with 13 games remaining.
City boss Pep Guardiola has already told the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur how to ensure the Reds don’t run away with the title next season.
And it would appear that Man United are ready to step up to the challenge.
Woodward has insisted that it’s the club’s priority to get back to challenging for the big honours in England as well as in Europe.
“The signing of Bruno Fernandes and return of key players from injury will be a boost to Ole and the squad as we head into the second half of the season,” Woodward said at a fans’ forum.
“We remain in contention in the Europa League and the FA Cup, as well as for Champions League qualification, so there is still lots to play for.
“As a club and a board, we do recognise that we are not yet where we want to be.
“It is the overwhelming priority of everyone at the club to get us back to regularly challenging for Premier League and Champions League titles.
“Although progress may not always be smooth, everyone across the club is focused and committed on playing their part in helping achieve those aims.”