Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has told the club’s official magazine that qualifying for Europe should be their minimum objective for this season.
Rojo has also refused to rule out the chance of a Manchester United title triumph by the end of the campaign.
“As for expectations from now to the end of the season, well, to try and give my absolute best in every game until the end, and hope that we pick up some good results along the way so we can be in with a shout in the shake-up for the title,” he told Inside United magazine.
“My minimum objective this year is to qualify for next year’s Champions League. It would be great to pick up a European trophy with this club. That and a league title is what I really want to win.”
Rojo has slowly been settling into life at United following a move from Sporting Lisbon last summer.
He’s been a little inconsistent but has now established himself as a key defender who can play on the left hand side of central defence or as a left-back.
Whether he can play a defining role in a title winning season for United is extremely doubtful.
Louis van Gaal’s team are now ten points behind their city rivals Manchester United and 12 pints behind league leaders Chelsea.
It would take a remarkable run of results for United to claw themselves up the table to challenge for the top two positions.
What seems more likely is that the club will aim for a place in the top four, look to consolidate and improve the squad over the summer before going hard for silverware.
Rojo may want a league title in his first season at the club but there’s every chance United will be in a better position to make his ambitions a reality next season as opposed to this one.