"We are the second-best team in the Premier League, a fantastic competition with lots of good teams, with six teams trying to finish first", Mourinho told BBC Sport. Can United still manage to hand West Ham another defeat in an uneventful Premier League season?
United travel to West Ham tonight for a typically meaningless end of season match with very little to play for; the title was won a while ago, West Ham are now safe.
"I think we need both things that you mentioned [more quality or mentality to bridge the gap in the Premier League]".
'The Intertoto Cup might not have been essentially the most prestigious of tournaments however I used to be nonetheless so proud to carry a trophy as West Ham captain.
Phil Jones and Alexis Sanchez are available again for United, while Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini are injured. "We will wait and see".
The 25-year-old, who Moyes signed from Preston North End - another of his former clubs - has made just three substitute appearances since joining in January.
David Moyes has no intention of bringing forward talks with West Ham over his future despite already steering the club to safety.
"I never have anything negative to say about the professionalism of my players during the season".
Moyes said he remained loyal when one of West Ham's relegation rivals, believed to be Stoke City, approached him and he does not expect to be short of offers if he leaves.
West Ham's efforts when they host Manchester United on Thursday night and Everton on Sunday will be a factor in the final judgment.
"I trust some [players] more than others that can bridge that gap".