Man United have made their worst start to a league season in 28 years and were beaten 3-1 by arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday in what was Mourinho’s final match in charge of the club.
Man City moved on to 32 points from 12 games, while Liverpool have 30 and Chelsea 28, with all three teams retaining their season's unbeaten record in the league.
Cristiano Ronaldo set up Paulo Dybala's winner in a 1-0 Juventus victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi is a long way ahead in the figures for the current season, pulling in $154 million (126 million euros) in salary, bonuses and commercial revenue.
Spanish football star is facing a five-year prison sentence for alleged tax fraud. Tax authorities also want the former Real Madrid and Liverpool midfielder to pay nearly $6.14 million in fines.
The Manchester City manager defends his decision to wear a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan leaders, saying "everybody's innocent until the judge proves you are guilty".
The 29-year-old Chile striker has signed what is believed to be a four-and-a-half-year contract that will make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League.
A 14th straight victory for City is a record run in a single top-flight season while Liverpool were off the mark as Wayne Roney equalised for Everton.
While in-form United hope to mount a challenge for their first English title since 2013, Liverpool, already seven points behind their second-placed rivals, are battling to stay relevant after an inconsistent start.
Prosecutors in Spain say he failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits."
Manchester United gave its grieving home city a moment to cheer by winning the UEFA Europa League on Wednesday, beating Ajax 2-0.
More often than not, this stalwart of Manchester United has been on the bench this season. He is no longer the first choice striker and does not have the impact he had previously.
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