'That's football management. I think football is changing. "I am going to try my best to keep playing and help the team as much as I can and hopefully we will see that this season".
Mourinho's enthusiasm for Harry Maguire was not shared by the Old Trafford decision-makers and, when the club approached Leicester, they were put off by the kind of fee that would have been necessary to sign the England global in the wake of Virgil van Dijk's £75 million transfer from Southampton to Liverpool last season.
"It is hard for me to understand, we finish second which I keep saying, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".
"I enjoy the last season, the fight to finish where we finished and to manage the best position in five or six years".
'We play against a team that invest more than us. "They spent more money..."
Paul Pogba scored the opener, and a late goal from Luke Shaw proved to be the difference as Jamie Vardy's added-time strike cut United's lead in half. "All my players did not have 90 minutes in their legs and bodies". United were interested in signing Raphael Varane of Real Madrid and were looking to splash over £100m for the World Cup victor. "We want to go up". "I like challenges, I want to progress and win more trophies". "Maybe on the next game I leave it to Alexis". I didn't win a Premier League, didn't win a Champions League or European Championship'.
He lasted 84 minutes before being replaced by Marouane Fellaini, with Mourinho describing his captain as a "monster".
Luke's had a decent pre-season under his belt, looks fit and appears to have finally fixed his attitude "problems"; if this isn't his season then when will it be? Just a few days ago FC Barcelona offered Man United more than € 100 million to pry him away from Old Trafford. "Even if I forget the goal, it was a complete performance", said Mourinho of the left-back's display.