I'm not in a position of crying, of moaning, protesting.
'My initial analysis from January and progressing through other months I was thinking of four players but I am not a hard person to work with, even if looks different or you want to make it look so.
"Yes, we can win it", said Mourinho during his pre-match conference on Friday.
"We got a central defender that can play in many other positions, which is important", he added.
Everybody knows that Guardiola's game big time depends on full backs so it's no wonder that City spent nearly £150m on Kyle Walker, Benjamind Mendy and Danilo, while other two signings are potent midfielder Bernardo Silva and Primeira Liga's best goalkeeper Ederson.
If Guardiola can get it right and his players do click under his guidance then, like we have seen with Barca and Bayern, Pep's side could go on to dominate the league easily. But we have players and if we can not strengthen then we have people we trust'.
Mourinho stressed at the end of the 2016-17 season he was keen to bring in four new faces this summer with the club acting quickly to sign Victor Lindelof in June.
"You know, he's injured, he needs time to recover", the United boss said. Defenders Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and winger Ashley Young are out with long-term injuries.
'So between what we have lost and what we have got, we're in a similar situation.
"We were focused on the striker getting goals and when it didn't happen we were in trouble".
'We are back in the Champions League so the motivation and confidence levels are higher, and the knowledge between ourselves is higher.
Guardiola said: "Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season". I'm looking forward to try to show that happiness and confidence on the pitch.
I think we are ready'.
In his second year at Porto, Mourinho announced himself on the world's footballing stage by delivering the Champions League to the Portuguese club in the 2003-04 season, earning himself the Chelsea job.
The 23-year-old Mendy only joined Monaco from Marseille a year ago, but his impact as the club won the domestic title and reached the Champions League semifinals ensured that Europe's elite came knocking. Ronald Koeman has spent north of £100m and given they've already got two Europa League games under their belt, they should be primed for battle.
Injuries. Mourinho is not a big fan of rotation when it comes to the spine of his team, and it's not a coincidence that Paul Pogba picked up an injury after playing every meaningful minute of football for the first several months of last season.
The Hammers' last win over United was a 3-2 Premier League victory in May 2016, which was also the final game at Upton Park.