Murtough outlines priority for United
John Murtough has said that Manchester United will keep fighting for a top-four finish this season – but insisted that winning major trophies must always remain the club’s primary target.
United are battling to stay ahead of West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham in the tight race to qualify for next season’s Champions League, while continuing to chase silverware in this season’s competition.
Murtough said a top-four finish was “not the ultimate objective for Manchester United, and everyone at the club is focused on challenging for the top trophies”.
United’s football director said a “thorough process” is under way to search for a new permanent manager, who will take charge this summer “with the objective to get us back to challenging for those domestic and European titles”.
He also highlighted the strong campaigns being enjoyed by our Women’s team, currently sitting fourth in the Women’s Super League under new manager Marc Skinner, and the Men’s Academy Under-18s, who are in the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.
“Overall, while there is potential for further improvement and progress, we do feel that we now have the right structures in place across our Men’s, Women’s and Academy teams to support long-term success and we will continue working relentlessly and investing to achieve that,” said Murtough.