Harry Maguire believes Man Utd’s future should be all about ‘winning trophies and Premier Leagues’ after they snatched third place on the final day of the season.
United managed to secure Champions League football for next season with a strong end to the campai’gn, beating Leicester 2-0 in their final fixture.
Speaking to MUTV, Maguire said: “That’s why I joined this club. I joined this club to play Champions League football.
“What you see is a proper Manchester United team where we’re not happy to just fight for the top four, that’s not us.
“The future is all about winning trophies and winning Premier Leagues. The main thing this season is to see the improvement from last season, and it’s been enormous.”
United finished on 66 points in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season in charge. It was also a breakthrough season for academy graduates Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood, who’ve impressed fans with their displays throughout the campaign and look set to be first-team regulars.
Maguire has had to silence the doubters this season after United’s defence looked weak and easily beaten in some weeks. His £80 million transfer from Leicester in the summer added even more pressure.
Maguire went on to say: “We’re realists and we knew we’re not going to jump the points total that we finished on last season to win the Premier League. It’s not possible, you’ve seen Leicester do it, but it’s hard.
“We set a target of the top four as a minimum requirement, we had great belief that we could get there. We have left it late but we’ve got there in the end.”
The Red Devils will be aiming for another top four finish next season, and will be looking to add strength to their squad this summer. They’re currently linked with Leicester City’s England international Ben Chilwell.
However, they will face strong competition from Jose Mourinho’s Spurs and Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, who will both be hoping to join Liverpool and Man City towards the top of the Premier League table.