Alex Ferguson believes that Chelsea will be battling it out for the Premier League title at the end of the season, despite not an overly impressive start.
The London club currently lie in fourth in the table have taken second points from the opening three games - only managing a 0-0 draw with Stoke last weekend.
Manchester United on the other hand have had a great start to their 2011 campaign and currently sit top of the Premiership alongside local rivals Manchester City.
Speaking to The Sun the United manager said: "Chelsea have tremendous experience - there aren't any young kids in that team.
"We wouldn't be saying they are dead and buried would we? Why should they be?
"They'll still be a big threat and we expect them to challenge."
United slotted eight past Arsenal in an impressive display before the team went off on international duty.
United are set to face Bolton at the Reebok Stadium at the weekend.
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