Cristiano Ronaldo feels that the 2007/2008 campaign will 'not be a good season' for Chelsea.
United winger unsure if Blues are as strong without Mourinho
Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo feels that the 2007/2008 campaign will 'not be a good season' for Chelsea.
The Portuguese winger's comments follow the exit of Jose Mourinho, and he believes The Blues will be an entirely different proposition without with skilled tactician.
Ronaldo, though, has failed to completely rule out a title challenge from Avram Grant's men.
"Chelsea without Mourinho, that's a completely different team," he told Austrian newspaper Heute.
"You can never write Chelsea off, but I have a feeling that this will not be a good season for them."
Ronaldo has also revealed that he feels The Red Devils are favourites to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy this season.
"Manchester United is the favourite. AC Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale also have good chances," he explained.
"We want to reach the final at the very least. I am extremely ambitious and want to win every title."
For the time being, the 22-year-old is focused on helping his national side climb their Euro 2008 qualifying group as they head into back-to-back away clashes against Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
Portugal are currently third in Group A, two points behind second placed Finland and four points off Poland, but with a game in hand.
Ronaldo is focused on achieving success with his country, and is hoping to build on their fourth placed finished finish in the 2006 World Cup.
"I especially want to win the World Cup. For Portugal to get fourth place in Germany last year was not a failure," he added.