Date: 26th May 2015 at 12:07pm
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In the end Manchester United achieved their pre-season goal of qualifying for the Champions League but fell just short of a real challenge for the title.

It was, however, a marked improvement on last season when we couldn`t even qualify for the Europa League.

But just how far adrift of mounting a title challenge are we?

Wayne Rooney, who knows about such things, has had this to say to the media about just such a thing,

“We`re close, no doubt about it.

“The players and the manager, we all believe it.

“I`m sure with a player or two this summer we`ll have a good chance of going for the title.

“It would have been nice to win some silverware.

“After last season, for this football club, it would have been a disaster if we didn`t make the top four.”

Yes it most certainly would have done, but with regards to how many players we need to get a grip on the trophy next season, who`ll get me started!