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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

GETTYJose Mourinho has refused to state how long he wants to manage United for

£75 million summer signing Romelu Lukaku seems to have fit in perfectly in the famous red shirt, scoring 10 goals in just nine appearances so far, while Marouane Fellaini appears more important than ever after few terrible initial years at Manchester United, although he has been ruled out for at least a month with a knee injury.

I think Jose Mourinho will know on Saturday, after going there last season when he couldn't afford to lose and with a team that weren't in a good place, that he has a plan which can be effective.

"I like to play against the best teams, I like to play against the best clubs and I like to play at the best stadiums - the stadiums with more history", he told Sky Sports.

"There are revenue differences between Manchester United and Liverpool", Purslow pointed out.

"It suits Mourinho in terms of his mentality".

Jose Mourinho with the Europa League trophyt
GETTYJose Mourinho doesn't know how long he will be in charge of the club

United have started off the season in sparkling form and now sit second place in the league, level with rivals Manchester City on 22 points after just seven games.

United's toughest tests so far have come away from home as they drew with Stoke and then narrowly beat Southampton, but their meeting with Liverpool at Anfield is the first time they will test themselves against one of the self-proclaimed Premier League "Top Six".

And, as the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss prepares to resume his rivalry against Liverpool, Mourinho is expecting nothing less than another big encounter against United's nemesis. There was always too much at stake.

To win the game also, our defence must be focused to deal with the threat of Liverpool's band of attacking threats ranging from Coutinho, Firmino and Salah.

"You would have never said before Mane joined he'd be the most pivotal player but you would now say, given what happened during the African Cup of Nations last season, losing him is a big psychological blow".

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