Manchester United’s assistant manager Ryan Giggs has said United cannot afford another slow start to a season.
United accumulated only 13 points from their first 10 matches when they started last season, recovering to finish the league at fourth position.
He told the Manchester Evening News: “You saw Chelsea get out of the blocks quickly a few years ago and we had to change our thinking and had to make sure after that we didn’t have a slow start.
“All the challengers and rivals will be sharp and ready to go.
“The manager has said it that 13 points from the first 30 [available] wasn’t good enough. It is hard when you start like that. You need a better start.
“It’s not just these days; Sir Alex Ferguson has said it in the past. You cannot just hope to get going later on; you have to be up and ready from day one of the season. That is what we have to do.”