Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is fully expecting the club to mount a serious Premier League title challenge next season.
The Red Devils are in second place in the table, and are expected to finish there, but they have been some distance behind champions Manchester City for most of the season.
Indeed, speaking after Man United secured a 20th FA Cup final place with victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, the Belgian striker is of the opinion that the side doesn’t even need significant investment to be able compete with Pep Guardiola’s outfit next season:
“I don’t know, you’d have to ask the manager.I’m really confident in my team-mates.
“I think we can do it with the team we have now, but we should have showed more consistency throughout the season.
“For us now it is up to us to be more consistent and the manager needs to see if he has to add more players but with the players we have now, I think we have enough. We just have to be more consistent.”
Lukaku’s take on the title landscape appears to be in direct contrast with Mourinhos’ with the Man United boss expressing on a number of occasions that significant investment is needed in order to compete with Man City in the future.
In what has been a frustrating season, Man United could yet walk away from this campaign with some silverware, with one of Chelsea or Southampton standing between the club and their second FA Cup title in three years.