Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson is adamant his side will avoid the embarrassment of an early Champions League exit they suffered last season.
The three-time champions of Europe limped out at the group stage a year ago despite what appeared on paper to be a straightforward placing alongside Basel, Benfica and Otelul Galati.
This time United, who won the tournament in 2008, are grouped with Galatasaray, Braga and Cluj, and Ferguson won't tolerate another below-par showing
'We've had opportunities in the competition,' he stated.
'We've lost two finals to Barcelona and won two in the last decade or so but we want to do better.
'Certainly, we’ll do better than last year - no question about that.
'The European Cup is incredible. There’s an atmosphere in the build-up to a European final and great charisma about it.
Also, without question, it elevates your status within the game like the Real Madrids and AC Milans.