Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that the Red Devils don’t stand the chance of competing for the Premier League title despite the fact that they secured a comfortable 4-0 triumph over Chelsea on the opening day. The Red Devils were initially on the back foot during the league opener but they managed to find the net out of where following a penalty conceded by Kurt Zouma.
He added that the Mancunian giants will come against compact defensive blocks when they face other teams in the divisions and that is where they may struggle with the inability to benefit from counterattacks, he said: “I think 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 defence had been one of the main problems for the Red Devils last term and they have managed to sort the same with the recruitment of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Both players put up standout performances against Chelsea during the season opener and Maguire was entirely dominant as he restricted scoring attempts from the strikers barring Tammy Abraham’s early effort which hit the woodwork.