Bruno Fernandes insists Manchester United have the ‘mentality’ to end their title drought and become Premier League champions.
The Red Devils are the most successful team in English top-flight history with 20 titles but have not lifted the trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United finished third last season – 33 points behind champions Liverpool – and are currently just 14th.
Despite United’s poor start to the 2020-21 campaign, Fernandes – who joined from Sporting Lisbon in January – has talked up the club’s title chances.
He told the Utd podcast: ‘For me, it doesn’t matter about the other teams.
‘People may say they’re better than us, they have a better first eleven than us, guys who come from the bench are better.
‘People can say what they think, I don’t care. For a club like United, it’s a long time since we won the Premier League.
‘It’s too long, I think. So you have to have in your mind – all the players, all the staff – we’re here to win. And I think we have that mentality.
‘I came to Manchester to win trophies. You’re playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. This club has made history in the past, an amazing history.’
Solskjaer’s side lost three of their first six Premier League games of the season but clinched a vital win over Everton before the international break.
In a statement released early in error, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward claims Manchester United remain ‘absolutely committed’ to Solskjaer.
He said: ‘We remain absolutely committed to the positive path we are on under Ole.’
Woodward added: ‘While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause significant disruption, we are optimistic that the recovery and normalisation phase is gradually coming into view.
‘The club’s resilience and our strong commercial business continue to provide a solid foundation and gives us confidence in our long-term outlook beyond the pandemic, both on and off the pitch.’
Following the international break, Manchester United continue their Premier League campaign on November 21 against West Brom.