Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has told his website that the club are just two new signings away from challenging for the Premier League title next season.
The Red Devils finished fourth in the league table in the 2014-15 campaign with 70 points from 38 matches.
Chelsea, who won the title, finished the season with 87 points, and England international forward Rooney is confident that United can close the gap in the 2015-16 campaign.
“The most important thing is that as a squad, including the manager and myself, we believe we are close to challenging for the title and with a couple of signings in the summer we will have a good chance of doing that,” the 29-year-old told his official website.
Premier League title challenge
United have already made a signing this summer, with Netherlands international winger Memphis Depay joining from Dutch giants PSV.
The Red Devils do need a striker, as Radamel Falcao has left after his loan spell from AS Monaco finished at the end of the 2014-15 season.
Manager Louis van Gaal could also look to sign a defender, as United did struggle defensively on occasions.
The key to challenging for the Premier League title next season for United will be to have the main players on song.
The likes of Angel di Maria, Robin van Persie and Falcao all struggled for form in 2014-15.
If Van Gaal can get his best players firing on all cylinders, then United will certainly be genuine contenders for the Premier League title.