MAURIZIO SARRI claims Manchester United have the best players of any club in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho takes his stuttering side to Stamford Bridge this weekend with United seven points adrift of the leaders.
But Chelsea boss Sarri insists when you compare the talent built up at United there is no one else in the division who can match up.
Yet he also questions whether Mourinho and his array of stars are actually the best team in England.
Sarri said: "They are a very strong team. Maybe, player by player, they are the best team in the Premier League.
“At the moment I think City are better as a team, but player by player, they are really very, very strong.
"So I don't know if they will play us or try and play their football.”
Sarri admits the stuttering start United have made to the season has caught him by surprise, but says there is plenty of time for them to recover.
He added: "I think it can happen. We are talking about only eight matches.
"They are doing well in the Champions League, so they have the opportunity to improve in the Premier League.
"We are talking about two months.”