Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville expects his old side to be relishing the challenge of proving their doubters wrong in the forthcoming season.

United were pipped to the Barclays Premier League title by neighbours City on the final day of the season. With an embarrassing exit from the Champions League group stage and a trophyless end to the season there was an inevitable debate about how good Sir Alex Ferguson's team actually was.

But Neville believes questions about the club's ability to win silverware will only spur on the players. He told www.manutd.com: "You can bet they would have had a frustrating summer after not winning any trophies last season."

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