- Jose Mourinho Manchester United are a better team this season than last
- The United boss was speaking ahead of United's visit to Liverpool this weekend
- Both games between Manchester United and Liverpool last season ended in a stalemate
Ahead of this weekend's Premier League blockbuster between two of England's biggest club sides, Jose Mourinho has revealed his Manchester United team are stronger than they were last season.
Both side couldn't get the better of each other last season as both games ended in a draw in Jose Mourinho's debut season as United manager.
This time around, the 20 times English champions sit joint top of the table having won all but one of their 10 matches in all competitions so far.
"I think we are a better team [than we were]. You can say, like some people do, we have not played one of the top five teams but last season we did not beat West Ham at home, last season we did not beat Everton at home or Southampton away," he told Sky Sports.
"I think it would be unfair to say Lukaku and Matic did not make an impact, we have to admit that and give them what they deserve. But the team give them the conditions to arrive the way they have.
"Globally we are a better team, does that mean we are going to be as successful as last season, winning two titles? I don't know. But we are better."
The game will be United's toughest game of the season so far and a game against Liverpool is one Man United fans look forward to every season, and Mourinho understands the intensity, but the Portuguese maintain there are only three points at stake.