Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov says his old club are capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.
A poor start to the season meant the Red Devils finished 33 points off the pace in 2019/20. However, an unbeaten 14-game run to end the year saw them finish third and qualify for the Champions League.
Their form in that time saw them pick up more points than any other top flight side, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men collecting 32.
That has led to suggestions they could be ready to mount a title challenge next term. And Berbatov believes that could happen with some more quality additions to the squad.
The three-time Premier League winner told Betfair (via the Mirror): “It’s been a challenging few years, but the fact remains that United need to be challenging for the title.
“They need to improve again to challenge Man City and Liverpool next season, but they can do it.
“Every season is different and has its unique ups and downs. The teams you expect don’t always end up doing well. But with United you always expect them to be title contenders, especially if they make some signings.”
A busy summer ahead
It seems as though Berbatov’s wish may be granted, with United looking likely to be busy in the transfer market.
They are linked with a whole host of players as they prepare for their return to Europe’s elite club competition.
Solskjaer’s number one target is believed to be Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. The winger looks likely to leave Germany in the near future and the Red Devils could make a swoop.
In fact, reports claim they have even offered Sancho a legendary shirt number in attempt to convince him to join.
Jack Grealish is another potential target, although a deal became more complicated when Aston Villa avoided relegation. The Villains will reportedly demand at least £75million for their star man, which could cause Man Utd to walk away from the deal.
Wolves frontman Raul Jimenez, Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are other to have been linked.