Jose Mourinho despite record three consecutive victories in all competition is still of the opinion that difficult season awaits the Manchester club. The Manchester club suffered back to back defeat to Brighton and Tottenhm but have managed to crawl back to their form with victories over Burnley, Watford and Young Boys. The Portuguese tactician however, is not carried away by the recent fortunes but still admits that a very difficult season awaits the club.

Jose Mourinho in a press conference on Friday said: “I am optimistic, but a difficult season, yes,” Mourinho said. “For sure a difficult season”. “I don’t change that because we won two matches in the Premier League. A difficult season for sure”. “You see the level of the teams — you see the Liverpool squad, City squad, Chelsea squad, Tottenham squad, Arsenal improving. It’s going to be difficult”. “I am not saying that we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collected a very acceptable number of points. But I think we are going to be a better team. We are going to play better than we did, so that’s what we can do”. “But I think it’s going to be a very difficult season, not just for us, also for the others because the others they can say exactly the same as I am saying”. “And they can say, ‘Oh, Manchester United, good team, good squad, City good squad, good team’. All of them, they can say the same thing.

“So, I think if they think the season is going too easy for them, I think they are wrong, but I don’t think they are wrong because they all know the season is going to be difficult.”

The Red Devils prepare for the arrival of Wolves to the theatre of dreams on Saturday with Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic expected to be absent from the game.