Wayne Rooney is confident that the club will be challenging

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is confident that the club will be challenging for silverware from next season.

This was a disappointing season in terms of trophies, as United have ended up empty-handed once again. However, positivity came in the form of a return to Champions League, although they have still not yet qualified for the group stages. United are set to finish fourth in the table, which is a mammoth improvement over last season when they were outside the top six. Rooney has come on leaps and bounds this season as one of the experienced members of the squad.

Even though the season has been without any trophies, the plenty of positives provided by players like Rooney and Ashley Young is enough to suggest that United will be much more stronger next season. Aside from the existing players, United are reportedly looking at the investing substantially once again. They had spent over £ 150 million only last summer, but the signing of Depay for £ 25 million even before the season has concluded is a strong statement of intent from the Red Devils. Rooney has already won an incredible 12 major honours since moving to United in 2004. Still only 29, there is plenty of time to add more to the cabinet.

"The main aim was to get back into the Champions League.It was very important because one year [out of the competition] was far too much for this club. So that was our main objective, to bring Champions League football back, and we've done that.Now we want to go and win the last game of the season and then next season we really want to push for silverware. We're establishing a very good squad who I believe can go on and win silverware next year," said Rooney.