Paul Pogba has insisted that Manchester United will look to win every competition this season ahead of their Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday.
The Frenchman arrived at Old Trafford for a then world record £89m last August having claimed four Serie A titles with Inter Milan.
He was an integral aspect of Man United’s march to winning both the League Cup and Europa League last season, claiming the opening goal against Ajax in Stockholm as Mourinho’s men secured Champions League football on their final game of the season.
And the 24-year-old, speaking on Sky Sports, has insisted that Jose Mourinho’s men will look to target more silverware this season.
“What’s a good season? Winning everything! We are Manchester United and we want to get back to being the big Manchester United,” he said.
“We want to win more trophies and do better in the Premier League and we’re obviously happy to be back in the Champions League. We’re here to do great things.
“Do I have to be more of a leader? No, I’m just myself. I’m the same, talking, encouraging players. I’m 24 now but when you are on the pitch there is no age.
“When I was young I was doing the same. A good season for me? Winning everything! A player has a great season when the team does great. That’s it.”
United can be said to have enjoyed something of a renaissance over the last couple of years. Winning the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League in two seasons should not be looked down upon whatsoever. They have managed to reignite an inbuilt capacity to claw themselves to silverware that hallmarked the Sir Alex Ferguson era. And ahead of a season that will see them once again fight on four fronts that can only be seen as a positive thing.
But there remains a painful defect when it comes to the Premier League – a competition United used to call their own. Failing to finish above fourth over the last four years is a record that simply cannot go on for much longer, and Mourinho will know as he prepares to take on Slaven Bilic’s men that succeeding in that department should take priority over anything else.