Mourinho has won the domestic league title at the end of his second year in each of his five major management jobs.
The Portuguese manager won the league title in his second full season in charge of FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea again, and feels the sequence can continue.
The United boss is aiming higher this time, and wants the 35-year-old to be a part of that effort.
However, the club did win the Europa League and the League Cup, giving the manager a platform of success on which to build.
"I'm happy that the club managed to do 75 per cent of the work before the Premier League starts".
"In my initial analysis, coming from January and through the other months, I was thinking about four players".
"I don't think I am in a position to be moaning and crying". "I just think he was very clear showing what he did previous year was not enough for him".
"We are in a position to do quality work better than we did in the first season, so I am convinced that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better. I have better conditions to deliver a better season than my first one". The way I know him and the way he knows me.
Manchester United begin their bid to be genuine Premier League title contenders tomorrow, when they face West Ham knowing that an improvement in home form is vital.
"When this season I got the call that Matic wants to play for me, wants to play for Manchester United and he can make it happen, I thought he's the ideal player for me".
"But we have lost important players to injury too, such as Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic".
"It is hard to say what our chances in the league are but we are setting out to be on top", said Carrick.
It was a disappointing first season in the league for Jose Mourinho as United finished sixth a year ago but they did win the Europa League to book their place in the Champions League.
"I think Tottenham, without any spending, are equipped to win because they have a fantastic team, fantastic manager, great stability".
"We need to improve because we ended up a distance away from the top. They can still be like new players for us later in the season, so we are fine". It is going to be the same for everybody.
It's time to play the game for Premier League fans this weekend as the world's biggest sporting league finally returns after its summer holiday.