Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has declared the 2017-18 Premier Leagues season to be the toughest ever.
Manchester United have secured 10 of 12 points this term and are coming off of a 2-2 draw at Stoke in gameweek 4. The Red Devils are currently second in the Premier League, but could move level on points with city rivals Manchester City with a win on Sunday against Everton.
The two Manchester clubs are the only teams left in the Premier League without a loss this term.
Speaking to the media, Mourinho spoke about the difficulty of the Premier League this season.
“The economic power belongs to everyone. When you speak about economic power, it is not just to buy but to keep players and say, ‘No, we don’t sell’.
“That power belongs to every club in the Premier League, so the teams are potentially strong.
“But it was always difficult for different reasons. It is difficult because this is the country with more teams that fight for the title.
“And with more teams outside that group of six or seven who have conditions to give you hard matches and to take points off you.
“It is difficult because it is competitive. It is the most difficult country in which to win the title.”
Manchester United will travel to Southampton next weekend in gameweek 6.
The club are being linked to a big January transfer with Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.