United are still recovering from their derby thrashing at Manchester City.
Schmeichel said: "People in football have short memories. The start of last season is the same as this season you know.
"We played relatively few number of games and had two defeats, one at Everton then Spurs at home, and we still managed to win by 13 points.
"I listened to the radio on the way here and they're saying it's not even a top four squad, and I'm thinking 'guys where do you get this from?'"