Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United can win the title - but not this season.
The Dutch boss was speaking after his first competitive win as Man Utd boss against QPR yesterday and says that he hopes to guide his side back to the top of the table within three years.
He has a sizeable task on his hands to guide Manchester United back from their lowest ever Premier League finish last season, and the goal this time round is to finish third and secure automatic qualification for the Champions League.
However Van Gaal's ambitions stretch beyond that and he wants to restore Manchester United back to their former glory.
"I want to win the Premier League title," the Red Devils boss said. "If it is not this year then the second or third year. I want to give a championship to the fans."
Manchester United took the first step along that road yesterday, claiming their first competitive win under Van Gaal thanks to a 4-0 victory against QPR.
The man Van Gaal replaced, David Moyes, has come in for criticism today as parts of Rio Ferdinand's new book hit the press.
The former Manchester United defender has branded Moyes' 10 months in charge as 'embarrassing' and 'full of negativity', while also claiming the Scot wasn't up to the job.
Moyes was named as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor but was sacked before the end of the season, and Ferdinand has revealed what life was like under the former Manchester United boss.
In the aftermath of that much needed win Juan Mata has been singing the praises of some of his new team-mates. Writing in his blog, the Spaniard said it was a joy to play alongside Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao, all of whom arrived at Old Trafford as part of a £150 million summer spending spree.
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