The Manchester United assistant manager says that the team cannot afford to take only 13 point from their first 10 games next season
The Red Devils really struggled to put any sort of consistency to their performances during the first two games of last season and amassed just 13 points which was probably the reason why they were unable to sustain their brief assault on the league title which was won by Chelsea.
And after making all the right noises in the summer transfer window, the former Wales international believes that a great start to the new campaign is precisely what the team needs if it wants to win the league this time around.
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.”