Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that his side don't have what it takes to win the Premier League title this season.
United have bolstered their squad with a number of additions in the recent transfer window, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial, bust despite this Van Gaal believes that the Red Devils will have to wait until next season to possibly get their hands on the Premier League trophy.
"No, maybe third or second place is realistic but I expect us to go for it next season," the Manchester Evening News have reported Van Gaal as saying at a supporters' event this week.
Meanwhile, the 64-year-old is confident that United will bounce back from their 2-1 loss to Swansea last time out by beating Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Taking full responsibility for the loss to Swansea, Van Gaal said: "I am sorry, the defeat, was my fault. Don't worry, we will win on Saturday," he told the BBC.
Van Gaal also took the opportunity to thank the United fans for their constant support in times both good and bad.
"At Barcelona when the team is losing fans wave their white hankies, Munich fans start whistling and at Ajax the fans call for the previous manager," he said. "Manchester United fans get behind their manager, they get behind their team. That is why United fans are the best in the world."