The former England defender feels Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal will finish in the top four.
Gareth Bale and Kevin De Bruyne were among the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d'Or award announced on Monday.
Manchester City remain at top of the table on goal difference in the Premier League.
Manchester City remain top of the table on goal difference, but both teams are now locked with Chelsea.
Both Liverpool and Manchester City have remained unbeaten in the Premier League so far.
Pep Guardiola believes the Egypt star must score prolifically over a period of multiple years to match Sergio Aguero's achievements.
City were last victorious at Anfield in 2003 and have lost 12 of their last 17 visits.
Liverpool are currently second in the Premier League table behind Manchester City on goal difference.
Pep Guardiola saw his team beaten three times by Jurgen Klopp's men during the 2017/18 campaign.
Germany play the Netherlands at Amsterdam Arena on October 13 before travelling to the Stade de France for their return fixture with France.
Leroy Sane was one of the stars of City's romp to a record 100 Premier League points and the League Cup last season.
Pep Guardiola saw his side beat Brighton 2-0 in comfortable fashion at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero.
Mourinho paid the price for making nine changes in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Old Trafford before spot-kicks.
Pep Guardiola's side gave an emphatic reply with their biggest win and most dominant display of the season.
The 30-year-old Argentina international put pen to paper on a deal that will see him through to the end of the 2021 season.
Manchester City suffered a shock 1-2 home defeat to Lyon in their opening Champions League 2018/19 match.
Liverpool will play PSG at Anfield in a Champions League match on September 18.
This season's Champions League winners can expect to pocket around 70 million euros just in prize money, plus a large amount from TV.