Manchester United legend Andy Cole has declared that any title challenge next season will depend on a bright start.
Louis van Gaal has already revealed his frustration at registering just 13 points from the opening 10 matches last season, and the boss is determined to improve this time around. Cole agrees United must make a positive start if winning the title is a realistic ambition.
“You have always got to start the season strongly,” Cole told ManUtd.com.
“We can all moan and groan about fixtures, playing here and playing there, but you have to play all of the games regardless of when they are.
“It doesn’t matter if you get drawn the tough games early doors because you have got to win those tough games. If you get them later on, then you still have to win them. To win the title you have to win football matches, it’s as simple as that. We will just have to wait and see.”