Manchester United’s new Premier League campaign begins tomorrow afternoon as we take on Leeds at Old Trafford. Harry Maguire, who’s been at the club for two seasons now and is yet to win a trophy with us, has spoken about the importance of the club stepping up in the season ahead.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Maguire claimed that this season will be more competitive than ever, with plenty of teams strengthening in the summer, and United will need to match that.
For this club, you demand to win trophies every season so to not win one since I’ve been here – obviously two years now – it’s a disappointment.
We’ve made progress in terms of what we’ve done as a club and who we can compete against – the top teams around the world – and that’s where we’re at now. Of course, this is the time when we need to start delivering. We need to start winning trophies because we’ve proved over the past couple of years that we can be competitive again.
I think this season is going to be more competitive than ever. We’ve strengthened and the other clubs around us have strengthened as well. There’s a lot of great teams in this league. You’ve seen in the past that those fine margins can create a 10-point gap from where you were last season.
Of course, Manchester City won the league last season and they’re a top team. They’ve obviously signed Jack who I know really well, he’s a top player so they’re going to be strong.
Chelsea, Liverpool too – whoever puts good runs together and remains focused – but the most important thing for us is concentrating on ourselves. We’ve got to improve on last season and we’ll aim to do that.”