"Other teams are getting stronger and they have all spent money on new players during the summer.
"We were very disappointed to finish third last season and that's why the manager has brought new players in.
"But we all know that it's going to be a massive challenge for us to come out on top again this year.
"We are not afraid of that, though. What lies ahead excites me as much as anything I have experienced at United.
"The club is looking to improve all the time and we have to keep winning trophies."