Jose Mourinho replies when asked if Man United will win the title

Jose Mourinho discusses Manchester United's title chances after their victory over Southampton on Saturday

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho is refusing to get carried away by Manchester United’s solid start to the new Premier League season.

The Red Devils notched up their fifth win in six games on Saturday as Romelu Lukaku hit the winner in a 1-0 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s.

Manchester United have earned plenty of praise for their attacking displays so far this season but Saturday’s win was more of a dogged affair.

Mourinho’s men are currently second in the Premier League table to Manchester City, who have also been in scintillating form so far this term.

Manchester United look far better placed to maintain a serious Premier League title challenge this season than they did last term, when they ended up sixth in the table.

But Mourinho is refusing to get carried away by his side’s strong start to the new campaign.

Mourinho told his post-match news conference at St Mary’s: “I think it’s too early.

“I think we had five or six points less [at this stage last season] than we have this season, so we are better than last season, but this is nothing.

“This is just the start and with a difficult period, with an accumulation of matches, [to come] which isn’t ideal. It’s just the beginning.

“It’s going to be difficult. I really think six teams are going to fight for the title.”

Manchester United return to Champions League action on Wednesday night when they take on CSKA Moscow in Russia.

The Red Devils kicked off their Champions League campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford earlier this month.

Manchester United won both the Europa League and League Cup under Mourinho last term.

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