RYAN GIGGS admits Manchester United will have to raise their game if they want to challenge Chelsea for the title next season.
United have secured a top four finish and return to the Champions League in Louis van Gaal's first campaign in charge.
But Van Gaal has now set his sights on dethroning the Blues as champions as well as challenging in three other cup competitions.
Assistant boss Giggs insists United have a lot of work to do to reclaim their status as the top dogs in English football.
Giggs said: "Chelsea are the best team this year without a shadow of a doubt.
"The pleasing thing for us has been that in the big games we've proved that we've got the quality.
"We've just perhaps not had the consistency and that's been the difference. We've dropped silly points and to win the Premier League you can't afford to do that.
"Every game is a battle whether it be home or away. We've proved that we've got the quality, but next season we need to get that consistency and be there or thereabouts at the turn of the year.
"You've seen in the past that this club is a juggernaut once you get that momentum and are winning games and when we do that we're very hard to stop.
"So that's what we want to achieve starting from the first game next season. Next year we want to kick on and be competing for trophies."
Giggs admits he has relished working alongside Van Gaal - to be the Dutchman's right-hand man at Old Trafford.
He added: "I've really enjoyed it this season. It's been a new challenge working for Louis instead of kicking a ball around! It's been a great experience.
"I've enjoyed the transition. The lads have been great with me and Louis and the rest of the staff who have been come in have been great as well.
"I'm learning every day and the experience of being out on the training pitch, putting sessions on rather than being part of them, has been invaluable.
"Obviously I knew all the lads, apart from those who came in this season, so I can give Louis an insight into what makes the players tick and any other little details which can help him.
"Louis is the main man and the leader and wherever I can help I've tried to."