By Mark Weasley
There are few individuals that can assess the strength of any squad in the Premier League better than Thierry Henry. The Arsenal legend was the best player in the 03/04 season, a league season in which the Gunners finished top of the pile unbeaten in 38 matches. The former player now turned coach and pundit stated earlier this week that Manchester United have the look of a team that could go unbeaten, but Jose Mourinho has a response for the Frenchman.
United have made a solid start to the new season, decisioning West Ham 4-0, and whilst everyone was impressed with the manner of the victory, Henry took it a notch up claiming that the Red Devils could go the entire season without tasting defeat.
However, manager Jose Mourinho has downplayed such lofty comparisons with the Arsenal team of 2004, in a bid to lower pressure on his team, as he knows that any bad result while being termed as favourites could have a negative ripple effect on his boys. United travel to Wales to take on Swansea on Saturday lunchtime, with United looking to make it two out of two. Goals from Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial helped United win on opening day and the 20-time English champions will be looking to continue our impressive form at the Liberty Stadium.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Paul Clement’s team, the Portuguese manager said: “I’m too experienced and stable to lose my discipline, my stability, and to think a 4-0 win really makes us the best team in the country, the favourites or the dream team.
“We’re not favourites, we’re not the dream team, we’re just a team with more confidence than last season, with more time of working together, but I’m calm.” he added.
Manchester United finished sixth on the Premier League table last term, but still won the EFL Cup and the Europa League, and will be looking to win the league as we boast an impressive squad following the arrivals of Matic, Lukaku and Lindelof. United have not won a league title since Robin Van Persie’s goals fired us to our last triumph back in 2012/13, which was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last campaign in charge.