This is Mourinho's second season at Old Trafford and he insisted that his impressive managerial record - at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid - shouldn't be forgotten.
Photo Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku after Sunday's 1-0 loss to West Brom handed Manchester City the Premier League title. The best team by a street, they entered 2018 14 points clear and never remotely looked like being caught.
"We had a few days to rest and prepare but football is unpredictable and sometimes things happen".
The win was West Brom's first since a 2-0 success over Brighton on 12 January and only their fourth all season.
United had denied City the chance to wrap up the title last weekend when they came from two goals down to beat their bitter rivals 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium. But, he need not to have anxious as West Brom's lone strike through a Jay Rodriguez's header from a Nemanja Matic's poor clearance in the United's vital area finally handed them their third title in seven years.
As for United, they remain second in the table but now have Liverpool breathing down their necks.
Afterwards, Mourinho indicated that his players did not execute the game plan as he had hoped. "One more touch to control the ball, one more flick, one more trick".
Instead, the title was decided on a wet Sunday afternoon when the new champions were not playing.
When asked if he wanted to be the next Albion boss, Moore said he was "just focusing on the team and performances".
It also emphasises how misguided the appointment of Pardew now appears.
Defences up and down the land have been routinely shredded by supremely gifted attacking talents like the Belgian Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero of Argentina, Spain's David Silva, Leroy Sane of Germany and - glory be - an Englishman, Raheem Sterling.
Man United players look on dejected after the final whistle.
Pogba was substituted by Mourinho in the 58th minute and the player departed proceedings with an air of resignation rather than annoyance at the decision. The referee, however, responded with a yellow card.
The Portuguese gave a cryptic one-word response: "Also". I was unfortunate enough to play against that quality United side that dominated in the '90s, but this side would have beaten them - that's how good they are.
Today I am happy and I suppose my team-mates might roll their eyes at this, but I want to see the reaction now.
The 47-year-old has previously won league titles in Spain and Germany, as well as two Champions Leagues with Barca. "It was not done even if we won".
"We deserve to be punished, but the defeat was too heavy".
Based on three points for a win, Manchester City's current points tally of 87 is the most by any side in English top-flight league history after 33 games of a season.