"I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world, but I am also one of the greatest managers in the world", he said. I had great success last season that's what you probably don't want to admit.
"We are the last team in England to win a European competition".
Manchester United are already entering the realms of "must-win games" in 2018/19.
There have been reports that defeat against Burnley on Saturday could cost him his job but in his pre-match press conference Mourinho came out fighting.
Mourinho has quickly reminded the Spurs fans about how quiet they were at Wembley in April when Manchester United beat them in the FA Cup semi-final and ended their dream of winning a trophy after more than a decade.
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United have lost two of their opening three league games and, following a 3-0 defeat at home by Tottenham on Monday, Mourinho walked out of a news conference demanding respect.
It was a reference to his overall record as a manager, having won the Champions League twice - with Porto and Inter Milan - and eight domestic league titles in his time in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.
He also said second place last season was "one of his greatest achievements". "Of course we are judged for the titles we get now, especially if you have won titles as it can work". That's easy. I had, last season, great success.
They travel to Turf Moor tomorrow afternoon to face Burnley and another defeat could have serious repercussions for The Special One.
Mourinho was ultimately frustrated in his pursuit of a number of defenders, however, and a disappointing start to the 2018-19 campaign has seen United lose two of their three Premier League fixtures. "That is a sign of a courageous manager that doesn't throw his players under a bus and is protecting them".
"To be really good offensively you have to be solid at the back, all the best teams are, because that is what allows you the confidence to take risks".