Jose Mourinho insists it is “too early” to know for sure if Manchester United are completely ready to winning the Premier League title this season.
United’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday made it six wins and a draw from their first seven games of the season.
“It’s too early,” he said, after watching his team thrash Roy Hodgson’s Palace. “Seven matches. It’s too early.”
Nemanja Matic, who was part of Mourinho’s last championship winners at Chelsea and Antonio Conte’s champions last season, insists it’s not yet a two-horse race.
“It’s hard to say because this is the beginning of the season,” said the Serbian. “But we are in a good position. The most important thing is to collect the points, not concede the goals, because this is good for our confidence.
“It’s too early to say something is favourite to win the league, but for sure there is five or six teams who are going to compete this year.
“We know what we have to do because we are Manchester United and we are focused just on the next game.
“Always the next game is the most important, so game by game we have to collect points and in next May we will see. It’s a long way to go.”
Mourinho also added: “We never miss the players that are injured, that’s our way of seeing it.
“They are injured, we don’t think about them. It’s an opportunity for others, it is a moment for others to step up and to get the chance, so I think that’s good.
“When we moan all the time about injuries it looks like we don’t trust the other people and we have to.”
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