Owen Hargreaves believes winning the Champions League is a genuine target for Manchester United this coming season.

The midfielder said: "With the amount of success United had last season and with the signing of some new players I think the Champions League is a realistic target."

Meanwhile, England ace Hargreaves admits getting used to the grinding Premiership schedule could be the biggest hurdle to overcome.

He explained to the Sunday Express: "I think the biggest challenge and something I will have to get used to is not having three weeks off around Christmas.

"The Bundesliga used to shut down for that period every winter and since I joined Bayern Munich as a boy I've always had that time off.

"I could be struggling come Christmas time but it's something I will get used to."