It has been reported that Manchester United U21 coach Nicky Butt is confident manager Louis van Gaal’s team will be competing for the title.
The Red Devils are looking to bounce back after the debacle of 2013/14, when they struggled under David Moyes and finished seventh in the table – a year on from being crowned champions in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season in charge.
Butt told the Daily Mail: “The new manager is in charge now, we are on an unbeaten run and now we are looking to make a good start to the season with the first five games we have got (Swansea, Sunderland, Burnley, QPR and Leicester).
“Everyone expects Manchester United to contend for the title.
“We finished as low as we have done last season, but when the season starts again, everyone will expect. I am a fan, and I will expect us to be challenging again.”