Is Mourinho set to continue his title winning sequence at United this season?
'It's very difficult when you see the spending of some clubs in the summer, Manchester United of course and Chelsea who will be right up there. And finally, will he do more harm than good?
At Old Trafford, the baton passed by the Busby Babes to Ferguson fostered a devotion to, and imperative for, flair. "He's not ready to play tomorrow, he's not something urgent, he's not something you are desperate to have it done, or not done". Yes, they've lost some players too, but they still have the prolific Sergio Aguero and have a squad capable of challenging in the Premier League and Champions League.
"The last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full backs".
Secondly, and far importantly, they don't satisfy the idea of what a Manchester United player should be: some giddy cocktail of flinty hardness, thrilling ambition, unorthodox defiance, and vivacious sexiness.
Brighton, who returned the top tier after a 34-year absence by finishing second in the Championship, last hosted City in a 2008 League Cup tie. Current Seagulls striker Glenn Murray scored in that match, while Vincent Kompany started for the visitors.
"We thought we've made this 16-hour journey to watch the match, we may as well watch the medal presentation and see the players on their lap of honour", Ibrahim told ManUtd.com.
The Seagulls kept 21 clean sheets in last season's Championship, more than any other side.
City claimed 12 away wins last season, their highest total in a Premier League campaign.
Here is how Man United could line up against Slaven Bilic's men on Sunday using a three at the back system.
"I think everybody is in Europe".