Moutinho, however, is reluctant to draw comparisons.
He explained, “I started playing a long time ago, but of course we are players who play in the midfield, but Bruno has some characteristics that I don't have, and I have some he doesn't have, but it's normal.
“No-one is like anyone else – I'm not like Ruben Neves, I'm not like Bruno, I'm not like William [Carvalho], and it's different. He's a very good player, but he's already showing in Manchester since he's come that he's doing a very good job.
“But we're going to play against them, and like I said against Tottenham, I will say against Manchester United – we want to win every game. Sometimes it's not possible, but we're going to try what we can to win."
On their form, Moutinho said: “I think we've done a good job, but of course we can be better. Some games we try, and we do, and we create a lot of opportunities, but we don't score enough after they score and we lose, but it's like that.
“In football, and the Premier League, we don't know what will happen in every game and you need to do your best to win the games.
“That's what we try and that's what we're going to do in the next game and in the other games of this season."