Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton has insisted that the club will end above rivals Manchester City next season.
As reported by The Daily Mail, United's all-time leading scorer has, though, suggested that the club have to buy a couple of players and move forward next season.
Manchester United have had a disastrous campaign and have missed out on qualification for the Champions League.
And, while Manchester United have struggled, City have gone from strength-to-strength and could claim the Premier League title this Sunday against West Ham United at the Etihad.
However, Charlton is adamant that the Red Devils will be the No.1 side in Manchester in 2014/15.
Speaking at the Manchester United player of the year awards, Charlton said: "This year has been an tremendously interesting year.
"We have done our best, we have changed manager, and it has not worked.
"But next year I guarantee that we will be number one in Manchester.
"We will have to buy a couple of players, which will happen.
"I am looking forward a lot to next year because Manchester United is not renowned for being second.
"We like to be first and we will be first. We have the most fantastic organisation and that organisation when it works is unstoppable."
Manchester United - under temporary manager Ryan Giggs - will now be hoping to end this campaign on a high with a victory at the St Mary's this weekend.
If United secure all three points against the Saints and Tottenham are beaten by Aston Villa, then Europa League football will be at Old Trafford next season.
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