Marouane Fellaini is hoping Everton make a flying start to the new Premier League season as he eyes a return to European competition.
The Goodison Park club have failed to start strongly in recent campaigns and could hardly face a more difficult opener to 2012/13, even though Manchester United must travel to Merseyside on 18th August.
But Belgium midfielder Fellaini, who has been at the club since 2008, hopes Everton will start well this time around as he eyes silverware.
The 24-year-old told evertontv: "First we have to start the season well, second, my aim is to win something like the FA Cup or the League Cup and to finish in the Europa League.
"I have been here for four years, so of course I want to win a trophy. We need very good preparation because it will be difficult against Manchester United.
"I have been at Everton for four years and each time we have started badly, so I hope this year we start well.
"My body has had a month's rest, so I will go to (Everton's training ground) Finch Farm next week and I am happy to start back."