The former England full-back believes that Antonio Conte's side is now weaker than it was last season, when they won the Premier League, and could not understand the reasoning behind Chelsea letting the Serbian leave for £40million. "Winning everything! We are Manchester United and we want to get back to being the big Manchester United", he said ahead of their clash with West Ham this weekend. "I am not in a position to say I am not happy with".
Chelsea star Willian has revealed that Manchester United were interested in signing him and the Red Devils even held talks with his agent over the possibility of the winger reuniting with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
"Because managers feel as if they need to go out and spend and they are guaranteed £50m or £60m". A good season for me?
"I dream of winning more titles with Chelsea, win a Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup with Chelsea and be one of the best players in the world, as well as win titles with the Selecao (Brazil) and a World Cup".
Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof are the only signings so far this summer but they won't be the last; moreover, they are players who will steel this side's core and, after a year of working alongside Mourinho, the existing squad now know better what is required of them too.
Home form let down United last season with their 10 home draws the highest in the league and the team had more wins away than at Old Trafford. "If the remaining 25 percent don't arrive I will not moan, just go with everything I have to try to win every match we play". I'm not in a position to say I'm not happy.
"For us there are some great examples of teams that have gone up and stayed up".
Second season syndrome has more regularly been an affliction that sees teams found out after a year of success, sent off into a tailspin as results flounder. "He tried. Of course he missed an open goal but he scored his goal and had a good fight against two central defenders".
It will be a rough ride towards the 21 championship in United's history and Jose Mourinho's players will have to improve many things in manager's second season at the club.
"Arsenal and Everton are in the Europa League and they have to play Thursdays".