Rio Ferdinand has backed Manchester United to be all-conquering this year during David Moyes first campaign in charge, according to the Metro.
Critics have leapt at the chance to rubbish the Red Devils' title trophy winning credentials after a mixed start to the season was concluded by a relatively unsuccessful transfer window.
A number of high-profile signings went awry for United and in the end they were only able to purchase one big name; Everton's Marouane Fellaini for £27.5million.
Ferdinand though, who has captained the Premier League champions on a number of occasions, believes that his side are more than a match for any of their close rivals.
"We’ve got a strong enough squad to win everything," the 34 year said.
“We won the League at a canter last season and we’ve not become a bad team overnight. We believe strongly in what we’ve got. And anyway, you can’t judge the league after three games. We’ll have to wait and see where we end up.”
Ferdinand was also quick to declare that United had lost none of their desire in the wake of the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
“We still have a burning ambition to win things — that never goes out and never goes down.
“When you win, you kind of become a machine of wanting to win more. It’s that DNA in ourselves and the club, that’s just part and parcel of being a Manchester United footballer," the former England international added.