Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is unsure whether his side have the quality to challenge for the Champions League title this season.
The Red Devils are back amongst Europe’s elite after missing out on the competition last term and they begin their campaign against PSV Eindhoven at the Philips Stadion on Tuesday night.
Dutch coach van Gaal admits that he is pleased his side have regained their place at the continents top table, but he remains unsure if they have the quality to mount a serious challenge for the trophy they last won back in 2008.
He said: “We qualified ourselves this year and that was our aim so now we have to show if we are able to play at that level and that I don’t know, either. I have to wait and see.”
United have made a solid start to the Premier League this season and currently sit third in the standings, but the 64-year-old believes that the Champions League will provide a much sterner test to his side.
He continued: “I think the Champions League is a higher podium than the Premier League but maybe it’s not like that.”
As well as taking on the Dutch champions, the Red Devils will also face last season’s Bundesliga runners-up Wolfsburg and Russian outfit CSKA Moscow in what looks a difficult group for the English giants to advance from.
The Manchester club are available at 2.25 to begin the campaign with a victory, whilst PSV are available at 3.30 and the draw is an outside bet at 3.40.