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The Lisbon side have been living a nightmare this season, and besides poor league form, their European results haven't been any better, as they lost 2-1 to CSKA and 5-0 to Basel.

Things were far from straightforward last season - United toiled in the league - but Mourinho still managed to land the Red Devils the EFL Cup and Europa League. But as we know, "Attack wins you games and defense wins you titles".

"They've got (Nemanja) Matic in there (now), they've got a more dynamic striker in (Romelu) Lukaku, who obviously hasn't got the quality of (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic".

It was another intriguing weekend of Premier League action with Manchester City holding onto top spot, on goal difference, thanks to a 1-0 win over Chelsea. They also have the form of Marouane Fellaini - once booed by United fans - to be thankful for.

If you had to name all the teams Manchester United have faced this season up to this point, you would not find many names of great football clubs.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are understood to favour a change to the current equal distribution of cash.

Man City beat Chelsea on their home ground.

. After the October global break, Manchester United will have to show what they can do against challenging teams.

Two wins and two clean sheets against two fellow top six teams is an enormous message of intent.

Liverpool have struggled slightly of late.

However, perhaps the main goal given to Mourinho was to return the club to where they belong, amongst Europe's elite, even if that meant sacrificing a serious title challenge in the league. The Welshman was always renowned for his defensive solidity, but has added attacking verve to his repertoire his term. Making just four league starts, the former Brentford man could have strived to seek a move away from Turf Moor in a bid to secure first team football, but instead he has bided his time and has been rewarded with a prominent role for the Clarets.

But they only need time to start to gel together and when they do, the speed, skill and quality of all four players will be in full flow. But that, he says, is fine if the bench is where Jose Mourinho thinks he is most useful to the team.

  • Angelo Rivera