Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has admitted it could take another two years to restore the club to its former glory.
United were outclassed by Real Madrid, in their 2-1 UEFA Super Cup defeat to the reigning Champions League holders, in Skopje on Tuesday.
After the game, Mourinho conceded they remain some way behind the likes of Real and it could be some time before they are back at that exalted level.
“Manchester United are one of the top three football clubs in the world, no doubt about it.
“But the football club is one thing and the team’s credentials going into a a competition are another thing entirely. We have a giant on our chest, which is really heavy, but we don’t compare our potential to the biggest clubs in Europe right now.
“We’ll take it step by step and be humble,” he said.