Expectations on Jose Mourinho and his side are sky high.
Conte is in the midst of a rebuilding project and he has made two signings.
But the Italian is well aware of the threat United will pose this season.
“Mourinho is a top manager and is a winner,” Conte said.
“I know this – we know this. Now Mourinho is the manager of Manchester United.
“I think United is another team – I’m sure – will fight at the end to win the title.
“It’s a very strong team with a good manager and good players but it’s important for Chelsea to think of Chelsea.
“Not the other club, the other managers or the other players.
“[We need to] think of ourselves, because the most important thing is to think and to trust in our work, in our ideas and in our confidence.
“I think this is the most important thing now.”