Former Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho does not expect his former side to win the Premier League crown this new season but says that Manchester United can enjoy a solid season under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United got the new campaign off to an ideal start on Sunday when they thrashed Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils went ahead through a first half penalty by England international Marcus Rashford and French forward Anthony Martial doubled the lead through the second half of the match.
Marcus Rashford added another goal shortly after the break and new signing Daniel James made it 4 with a shot that was deflected into Chelsea’s goal to complete the thumping.
The 4-0 bashing left United in second position on the Premier League log after the opening weekend of the fixtures.
Jose Mourinho was Sky Sports on Sunday as a Pundit and although he was impressed by the performance of Manchester United, he does not expect to see the team crowned champions this season.
Talking to Premier League broadcasters Sky Sports and reported by The Sports Review, Jose Mourinho said: “I think (Manchster) United will find it much more difficult to play against compact [defensive] blocks.
“I think they don’t have a reason to feel anything but positive in this moment. A 4-0 result against Chelsea in the debut of the season is an amazing result.
“As I was saying before the game, it’s very important that the dressing room feels that they can play to be champions.
“I have to keep my opinion, I think they will not be champions – but they can obviously have a good season.”
The Red Devils’ first aim is to break back into the Premier League’s top four this season after they finished sixth and trophy-less under the Norwegian last campaign.
Manchester United had a busy summer with the departure of Romelu Lukaku. However, their best piece of business was keeping Frenchman Paul Pogba at the club.