Manchester United have the momentum a year on from debacle at Chelsea | Paul Wilson

You might not know it listening to José Mourinho but United are having a great season while Antonio Conte does not even seem to know his best team

To correct a misleading impression that has been slowly building up over the last few weeks, largely because a certain resident of the Lowry hotel has been busy expressing dissatisfaction at every available opportunity, Manchester United are having a really good season.

They are practically through to the knockout stages of the Champions League already, having won four games out of four. They are second in the Premier League and are unbeaten at Old Trafford, where Burton Albion remain the only team to have scored a goal against them all season. They have the best defensive record in all four divisions, having conceded just four goals since starting out in August with a 4-0 win over West Ham.

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