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Bruno Fernandes insists Manchester United’s season cannot be judged as a success even if they complete a domestic cup double on the back of Champions League qualification.
United secured a top-four finish ahead of Liverpool by beating Chelsea 4-1 on Thursday night. Manager Erik ten Hag has already won the Carabao Cup in his first season at Old Trafford and he can add the FA Cup if United beat Manchester City at Wembley a week on Saturday.
But it’s a decade since United won the Premier League title, and they have also failed to reach the Champions League semi-finals in that time. Although Fernandes says it has been a ‘positive’ season, he believes a club of United’s stature has to aim higher.
‘We’re really happy to be in the Champions League next season but, obviously, it's kind of an obligation for this club to be in these positions,’ he said. ‘After we couldn't fight for the league title anymore, we had to fight for our top four and we did it.
‘But, as players we are not happy just to get the top four. We want more. We aim for more because we believe in this team