"There are many many managers who don't win titles who are excellent".
"I had last season great success". One of the secrets of last season was when we didn't get three points, we won the next game.
Therefore, the last thing the Portuguese manager would have liked to participate in is yet another press conference, following his storming out post-Spurs defeat earlier in the week.
At the same time as Mourinho's conference, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was doing his duties with the media and he was asked about his adversary. "In that night at Wembley the United fans were singing the special one and of course they were not singing that", Mourinho retorted.
He warmed up for the short trip to Burnley by telling reporters he remained "one of the greatest managers in the world".
However, he said that the position of any manager is dependent on the results and they will be judged only on the results they produce. And it is also vital that everybody within the corridors of the club's Carrington training ground is convinced that Mourinho has Manchester United's future success at the forefront of his mind rather than worrying about supposed attacks on his personal achievements.
'My feeling when we played with Real Madrid here was that he was happy to come back and was happy to play at Old Trafford, but he was also happy to score and to win.
Mourinho and Martial have not always had the best relationship, with the manager unhappy the France global missed part of United's pre-season tour of the United States to attend the birth of his child.
But Mourinho said: "I didn't ask Alexis - and I never ask players not to go away".
"Two seasons ago we had a fantastic season because we won the Europa League". When he said I haven't won anything outside of Germany he's right.
Do you ask that question to the manager that finished third in the Premier League or fourth?
It's not, the match is taking place on Sunday because of Burnley's now-concluded participation in the Europa League.
"A very hard group with one of the biggest candidates to reach the final [in Juventus] and a team who made an incredible investment on top of a fantastic team they had, so a big, big candidate".