United No.2 Ryan Giggs admits Chelsea are currently ‘head and shoulders’ above the rest of the Premier League.
Chelsea comfortably defeated West Brom 2-0 on Saturday at Stamford Bridge to stretch their unbeaten start to the new season to 12 matches.
Jose Mourinho’s formidable side sit six points clear of nearest challengers Southampton and eight ahead of reigning champions Manchester City, who have failed to keep pace with them.
Fourth-place United are already 13 points adrift and remain extremely unlikely to mount any challenge for the league crown.
And Giggs, who was appointed as assistant to new boss Louis van Gaal in May, concedes Chelsea currently look on course to clinch their first Premier League title since 2010.
“I think everyone will agree that Chelsea are head and shoulders above anyone else at the moment but it’s a process and you just have to try to keep improving and see where that takes you,” he told Sky Sports.
“It’s never easy winning the league or never easy beating teams in the Premier League, we’ve seen that this season it’s getting more like the Championship has been year after year.