Alexis Sánchez is expected to be back in the starting lineup when United travel to Burnley on Sunday but will not be joining up with the Chile squad for their two Asian friendlies during the global break.
Defending his record, the 55-year-old quoted a German philosopher and said he was "the only manager to win in Italy, Spain and England".
Manchester United travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Sunday (Monday NZT) hoping to avoid a third successive defeat after Monday's 3-0 capitulation at home to Tottenham Hotspur followed an insipid 3-2 surrender at Brighton and Hove Albion.
It's been a hard week for Manchester United head honcho Jose Mourinho having had to face an unrelenting barrage of examination into his credentials as manager in charge of the most successful club in English football.
Despite having his own altercations with Mourinho when he was Real Madrid manager, Pep points out the success of his rival with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. "I knew that because finishing second last season was hard".
Eric Bailly may return to the Manchester United squad following Phil Jones' injury during Monday's defeat to Spurs, while Alexis Sanchez may be fit enough for a start.
"It's a personal thing between him and the national manager".
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"I said that in the summer before the competition started", said Mourinho when asked if he expected the new season to be even more challenging than last.
The Manchester United boss has come under increasing pressure from the media and some sections of his clubs support after not playing "The United way" as well losing two of their opening three Premier League games.
"Yeah, but they didn't have that song when we beat them at Wembley a couple of months ago, that final they had a big dream to go, a title they had a big dream to win, because they don't win many".
"I had last season great success". We dropped two points or we won one point at Wolves.
"The United fans were signing Special One and they were not singing".
"He's played three very good matches and that's not easy to do when your team loses two of them".