Ex-Red Devils stopper Schmeichel believes the signings of Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James are positive moves from his former club.
Although experienced players such as Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia have parted ways with the club, Schmeichel is pleased that his former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is turning to youth.
The 55-year-old is now keen to see the club improve on last season’s disappointing sixth-placed finish.
And after kickstarting the season with a 4-0 win over Chelsea, Schmeichel believes United’s fitness levels are far better than last year.
“We had a few guys who have been instrumental like Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera who have left with their contracts running out,” Schmeichel told the Mirror.
“They have had to be replaced by Manchester United youth which is a very position thing.
“Wan-Bissaka has come in and Daniel James who are good exciting young British players.
“They are still a bit raw but massively talented and that is proper Man United DNA.
“You find those kind of players and develop them.
“I also know Ole has worked really hard on getting the players fitter than they have ever been and that is going to stand them in good stead.
“That is going to be a big difference to last season and the season before.
“I think it is about longevity – duration not only in games but in the course of the season as well.
“The fitter you are, the longer you last.
“It is an interesting season and I am really looking forward to it.
“We all want Man United to do a lot better.
“I am very positive we will see a big improvement.
“But I don’t think you change from being one to the next over the course of just one summer.”