Mourinho's United plod on behind with a single (again a tad fortunate) goal victory over impressive Brighton at Old Trafford.
Chelsea and Arsenal lead the chasing pack, the reigning champions drawing 1-1 at Anfield and The Gunners fortunate to come away from Turf Moor with a late goal from Alexis Sanchez secured from the penalty spot.
Of the strugglers, Crystal Palace secured a rare win beating Stoke at Selhurst while West Brom (surprisingly at Wembley), Swansea and West Ham all picked up a point.
Saints came up against a dispirited, rudder-less Everton side at St Marys and bucked their goal scoring (lack of) trend by putting 4 past The Toffees, with man of the match Pierre-Emile Hojberg playing his first game of the season.
AC Milan parted company with former Fulham striker Vincenzo Montella, replacing him with former Glasgow Rangers midfielder Gennaro Gattuso (Wilkie Tours last came across this chap when he was coaching Pisa).
Wilkie Tours hosts this weekend, Roma drew 1-1 in Genoa and stay in 4th place in Serie A. Our other hosts, Frosinone were 3-0 up at Empoli only to concede 3 goals and drop to 4th place in Serie B.
In Spain, Valencia second to Barca in La Liga having recovered significantly since the Neville era. Highlight of the week in Spain has to be Sevilla's recovery from 3 goals down against Liverpool. This comeback being surpassed in the Bundesliga by inconsistent Borussia Dortmund when they conceded a point to Schalke having been 4 goals up at half-time!
**** Next blog will report on the Wilkie Tours trip to Italy ****