"I'm so happy to be the manager of these guys, I told them a few days ago that during my long career I never had a group that I liked so much, like I like them", he said, after United's 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday.
Even though the result was always under the control of the Spanish and European champions on a sweltering hot evening in Skopje, thanks to a battle comfortably won in the wide areas, the Red Devils produced a much improved display for most of the second half, aided by a formation change nearly enabling United to claw their way back into what once seemed a lost cause.
The Gunners showed signs of improvement at the end of last season and if they can keep that form - with new forward Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon giving them fresh firepower - their frustrated fans might enjoy an upturn in results after their worst finish in 21 years.
'He thinks he can do more and wants more at the highest level so we are having conversatins and we are discussing the possibility of him to stay with us for the second part of the season'.
Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rojo are all out of this match for the Red Devils.
"In my initial analysis from January and through the months I was thinking of four players but I'm not a hard person to work with in spite of if you make it look different", said Mourinho, ahead of United's Premier League opener against West Ham on Sunday. I'm not in a position to say I'm not happy.
Mourinho has indicated that he wants a fourth signing before the transfer window shuts on August 31, as he needs a winger to bolster his squad. "I'm not a hard person to work with, in spite of it looking different sometimes".
"But despite the new-found goal threat I don't see United winning the league, they haven't got enough guile in midfield to pick through teams who will put 10 men behind the ball".
"I prefer not to think about if it's different or not at West Ham", Hernandez added.
"Look sometimes when I win I don't keep the medals, so imagine when I lose", the Manchester United manager said.
"We got a central midfielder, we got a striker".
Pressed recently on whether his side will find it hard to defend their title without further additions, Conte told Sky Sports: "Yes, for sure".
"But if we cannot strengthen the team in this area, we have players we can trust".