Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United cannot afford to rest on their laurels and their fine start to the season is no guarantee they’ll claim a top-four place.
United have started the season in brilliant fashion, winning nine of the 10 matches they have faced in all competitions, with only Stoke denying Mourinho’s men victory.
They currently sit joint top of the Premier League table, trailing Manchester City only on goals difference; a stark contrast to last season where the club struggled to find form in the Premier League and eventually finished sixth.
However, United are yet to play a side currently sat in the top half of the table and amid growing hopes the club could push for the title this season, Mourinho has warned that the harder tests are still to come.
“Nothing happened yet. Last year the season started much harder and ended very well, this year it started very well and we don’t know how it will end,” he told Portuguese paper Record.
“In another league it could be said that a team that starts with seven wins and a draw would almost mean the title.
“But in England it doesn’t mean anything, not even that we will finish in the first four places.”
Manchester United face Liverpool at Anfield in their first match back after the international break – but former Reds striker John Aldridge feels there is far more at stake for the Merseysiders in that game than Mourinho’s men.