Former United defender, defines what would make this season successful for Manchester United

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Ex-Red Devil, Mikael Silvestre, believes that Olé Gunnar Solskjaer and his boys must be consistent enough to finish higher than the third they managed last season, and try to win the Carabao Cup, before they can say they have had a successful season.

In a recent chat with 888 Sport, the Frenchman said, “They have an opportunity to progress in the Carabao Cup and that is realistically Manchester United’s best hope of getting a trophy.

“To have a successful season though they must finish inside the top four and to continue progressing as a group and as a club.

“It is too early to talk about challenging for a title. The base is to be in there and to maybe finish higher than their third place from last season.”

The team has bounced back from a humiliating 6-1 loss to Tottenham, to win back to back games against difficult sides in the last week, so progress is already being made.

However, the momentum must be maintained, especially if we are to progress to the Semis of the EFL Cup, with a resurgent Everton, the ones standing in our way.