Juan Mata believes Manchester United will be fighting for every title next season, despite a terrible first season without Sir Alex Ferguson in charge at Old Trafford.
David Moyes's debut campaign has been nothing short of disastrous - but the Red Devils' club-record signing is confident his new employers will be back to their best next term.
"I think Man Utd is always going to be fighting for every title," Mata told The Sun. "This season in the Premier League we were not winning that well earlier in the season, but I think next year and the years coming this team is going to fight for every title.
"It is what it has to do and what it has always being doing.
"When you are outside of the club you see Man Utd as one of the biggest clubs in the world.
"And being inside you have time to realise it is true."
Mata suffered a blow on Friday, when he was left out of the Spain squad for this Wednesday's international friendly against Italy - denting his hopes of securing a place in Vicente del Bosque's 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
However, the 25-year-old insists that he made the right decision to join Manchester United from Chelsea in January.
"It's been very good," the playmaker added. "From the first day I've felt really happy. Playing for this club is a big challenge for any player and for me as well.
"I feel I am at the perfect age to improve as a player and a person, so I think it will be a really good move for me."
Manchester United will almost certainly not be competing in the Champions League next season, but is Mata right? Will the Red Devils win a trophy next season with Moyes still in charge?
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