Durban - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson wants the English Premier League trophy back at Old Trafford next season.
He told a media conference on Tuesday that regaining the symbol of English football supremacy was "priority number one" after being pipped at the post by neighbours Manchester City last season.
City scored twice in stoppage time to defeat QPR 3-2 at home on the final day of the season and win the title on goal difference from United, who won 1-0 at Sunderland in a match played simultaneously.
"I want to recover the title after the disappointment of last season," said Ferguson.
"We either win the title or come second - it is an important part of the history of our club over the past 20 years."
"United have to recover as the club have done so many times in the past. That is our target this year. Priority number one is to win the English Premier League title back."
Amid rumours that Manchester City are preparing to woo prolific Dutch scorer Robin van Persie from Arsenal, Ferguson gave a brief Premier League history lesson to illustrate the resilience of his Red Devils.
"When Arsenal won the title from us in 1998, we won the treble the following year. Then Chelsea came along and got off to a flier in the league for the first two years so we changed our pre-season a little to ensure quick starts."