David Moyes insists he will retain Everton's winning mentality while trying to rebuild a new team this season.
Moyes is reshaping his side after the summer departures of Mikel Arteta, Jermaine Beckford and Yakubu.
Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi were brought in on loan but they are still short of full match fitness, despite the former scoring in the weekend's 3-1 win over Wigan.
The Toffees are notoriously slow starters but this year they have managed to garner seven points from four matches - their best return since the 2006/07 campaign.
"People are always talking about our start," said Moyes.
"We have a couple of wins but we can play better - but it was an important game for us to win against Wigan.
"This time last year you (the media) were saying Manchester United weren't playing well and they went on to be champions.
"I'm not saying for a minute that is going to be us, but the point I'm making is we have started this season well, and they went on to be champions."
He added: "Normally we are talking about a bad start for us. We have picked up the points and we are trying to improve.
"But people should realise we have lost a lot of really good players and we are trying to find a new team and introduce new players.
"It might not always be that flowing or attractive at the moment but my job is to try and win games."