Mourinho clarified that should these conditions be met, he would acknowledge the winning side to be superior, as long as they won over 50 per cent of a 100-match sample which would then be reviewed by a team of peers for inaccuracies.
Mendy has built a strong relationship with the fans, partly fulled by his entertaining social media presence, and was delighted to give them a derby to celebrate, even if it was just another three points toward defending their title.
"I remember in the local area when the rumours started about them buying a lot of land in the east Manchester area and looking to build this massive complex, like a little mini city within the city, and you don't think it is going to happen", he said.
Taylor did not make any controversial decisions in a match City won 3-1. Centre-back Eric Bailly, signed for £30m in 2016, has not got a look in after he was subbed in the 19th minute, with United 2-0 down to the Magpies.
It's a different story a few miles up the road from Old Trafford at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola, managing Barcelona at 37, was the first one.
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"But if after he's a fan of United or City, everybody can be a fan wherever he wants, so no problem".
Anthony Martial is United's top scorer in the league with six, the same amount as City's Raheem Sterling.
Instead of using such a system of measurement, the Portuguese said he prefers to side with his gut feeling on the sideline, saying: "I don't go for stats, I go for what I felt and I watch in the game and the game was there until minute 80-something".
So what could this mean for the season?
The rankings are produced from results over the past four seasons, but the most recent campaign carries a weight of about two-thirds.
His Manchester United career has, though, stagnated. After the game, this Manchester United legend believes he should take charge of the club.
That would mean United finishing behind City for a sixth straight season.