United were reliant on Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored 17 league goals - and 28 all told - before a cruciate knee ligament cut short his season in April. United were off the pace nearly all season and never considered serious title contenders. United drew more games at home than they won and suffered a drastic shortage of goals.
"I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season".
"This season, in relation to the Champions League, it is not hard to motivate them against the top teams, I don't need to work at that level, so the motivation is more than enough". The 20-time champions had not finished outside of the top two in the previous eight. "We lost Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Zlatan Ibrahimovic", he said.
"I dream of winning more titles with Chelsea, win a Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup with Chelsea and be one of the best players in the world, as well as win titles with the Selecao (Brazil) and a World Cup".
Belgium global Lukaku is expected to start up front but it is not clear how Mourinho will settle his attacking formation with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial keen to start.
"United fans and the board have been magnificent to him in terms of supporting him".
The Brazilian global will hope to play a major part under Conte this season, as the side goes on to defend their domestic honour besides making a mark in the Champions League.
"We used the pre-season to work since day one, to work and to try to improve things that we already do". A partnership between Herrera and Matic will allow Pogba more freedom to express himself and the license to roam forward. Matic will fit and be mobile. Worse case scenario, he'll give you a six.
Mourinho's third signing - Victor Lindelof for £31million from Benfica - strengthens his defensive line.
And now it appears there is a way back at United, with Mourinho's comments suggesting he will be given the chance to return to the club. But even Mourinho knew deep down that his first season at the Manchester club was far from what he would have wanted.
"It's not because I have always done it (won the title in my second season at other clubs) that I am going to do it (with United)".
However, at the start of the window the Portuguese tactician identified four players to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in order to bolster his squad - meaning the job is only 75% complete, but Mourinho is adamant he won't cry if his final target fails to arrive before the end of the month.