"We did really well against Norwich and there's a lot we can take from the Man Utd game too," Hughes told Fulham's official website.
"It's been a good start, but there's a long way to go yet. We're solid at the back, have players with a lot of creativity in midfield and up front we can score goals - it's a nice balance.
"With that in mind, looking ahead, we could have a good season."
Fulham will take on Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup second round at the Hillsborough Stadium on Tuesday.