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Manchester United will challenge for the title next season, claims Wayne Rooney

“We have to improve on this season."

Rooney delighted by appointment of Louis van Gaal and backs the Dutchman to rule supreme

Manchester United were a mess last season although the board acted quickly to remove David Moyes from his position and Louis van Gaal will now aim to steer the Red Devils back into the Champions League places and beyond.

United were well off the pace last term, with Ryan Giggs taking interim charge of the team after Moyes’ removal following a 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park, with Van Gaal now looking to rule with an iron fist and bring some glory back to the club.

Wayne Rooney is the highest-paid player at Old Trafford and proclaimed himself happy with the arrival of the 62-year-old.

“Van Gaal is a great appointment,” he told talkSPORT. “He’s obviously got a great track record at other clubs. I’m sure he’ll come in and do a great job for us.

“We’ve heard little things about him. Hopefully he can come in and get us back up the table.

“We have to improve on this season. Next year our aim is to win the Premier League title. This campaign was not good enough. We need to be fighting for that title.”

United are behind Chelsea and Manchester City in the betting for next season, with Arsenal and Liverpool feeling as though they missed a trick by not winning the title this season when the Red Devils were sunken.

All odds were correct at time of posting.