Manchester United can fight for Premier League and Champions League, says Nemanja Matic


At the end of a rather underwhelming season, Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is confident that the Red Devils can go all the way both in the Premier League and the Champions League next season. However, the Serbian midfielder admits that the club would need to make a few good signings to improve the quality of the squad. Manchester United have failed to win any trophies this season as they finished second in the Premier League and lost the FA Cup final 1-0 to Chelsea on Saturday.

Last summer Manchester United spent quite heavily on new players, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku joined the club for nearly 150 million pounds and the Red Devils have also signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January. "The only team who is better than us this year is Manchester City," said Matic, focusing on the positive aspects of the season. "Obviously they play amazing football. But we are second and we are in the Champions League next year, which is the most important thing."

"We need some players with some experience to bring some more qualities to our team," added Matic. "After that, we can fight for the title and the Champions League also. I think that we have improved." Manchester United have not won the Premier League title since 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of the club. They have spent have spent 261 million pounds on new players over the past couple of seasons, an impressive amount but still around 100 million less than rivals Manchester City.

Manchester United are 11/2 at William Hill to win the Premier League title next season.

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  • Bulgaria sharpe

    23/5/18

    Of course they could...if they play 10 times better though.

    So for Nemanja Matic the answer is they just have to keep spending, I think they've done that always in the last 4-5 seasons and there's still no results.

    That's not the answer for me, the club just have to have a vision for the future and to appoint a manager who'll be in harmony with that vision.
    Obviously Mourinho is not that man, he'll not include the academy talents in the first team which is always a vital condition for a bright future and residual success in the years to come, not just a cup here and there but building a style of play too.
    But Mourinho will just keep spending with a hope he could buy success, not the way for me.

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