"We are a team that has beaten every other team in the Premier League - beaten every one of the top six".
Mourinho remains understandably cautious about talking up next season and, while expecting City to invest heavily this summer, he insists United will not spend recklessly to try to compete.
"We need the points to finish second. obviously to finish fourth, we need four or five points, but to finish second we need much more than that", Mourinho added.
"We are not going to do anything insane".
"We are just trying to improve a little bit more, to give sequence to it". If they lose, rival Manchester City will be crowned champions.
But with City's rise to dominance this season, a groundshare would add another dynamic to an already fierce rivalry which is arguably as relevant now as it ever has been. They have been the best team during the season and the distance of points at the end of the season will be the effect of that superiority that they showed.
"Eventually, I think I would like to be a manager".