Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that the team has to be consistent if they are to challenge other teams in the Champions League.
United has already confirmed their participation in the European tournament next season having been bundled out of the group stage in the just-concluded campaign.
Apart from the automatic qualification, Solskjaer and his men have a chance of winning a trophy this season with the side set to meet Villarreal in the final of the Europa League but according to the Norwegian, the tam must produce consistent performances if they want to compete with Europe's elite.
"We've played against some very good teams, from Spain and Italy. We can't really say it's Champions League because it isn't, but we've had to play really well to get through, we haven't been able to play weakened teams which you could do sometimes in Europe.
"The whole season has been a test for our squad, see how far we've come, we've seen the finalists in the Champions League, we've played some good games against both of those teams, we have to be consistent at that,” Solskjaer said.
United will be up against the Unai Emery side in the Europa League final on May 26.