The Old Trafford boss revealed that he would spurn the chance to draw level with Liverpool's 18 top flight titles in the record books in order to secure back-to-back Champions League crowns - if he had to choose only one major trophy this season.
Speaking at a fans' question and answer session in Malta, he said: "I think there's an opportunity maybe to draw level with Liverpool, but that's not my [priority].
"When you look at our record in Europe it should have been better and nobody has defended the Champions League since the new format. So that's a great challenge to us and hopefully we can do it again."
United are two points clear of Liverpool with a game in hand as they chase their 18th league crown and resume their Champions League campaign against Inter on February 24th - seeking their fourth continental title.