"United is a big club, to which I am still adapting, and I am looking forward to giving everything I've got next year and aiming to win everything there is to win", he explained.
Mourinho added: "So, I feel sorry that after Sir Alex, and Sir Alex it was his decision to leave, but after him the next one, the next big one, the next iconic one, is leaving the Premier League".
"So if I get a good reception, I will take it".
'I think he will be available for Egypt at the World Cup but not anymore for Arsenal'. A win will guarantee the hosts qualification for next season's Champions League. Instead, Antoine Griezmann found a pivotal away goal that leaves Arsene Wenger's men in trouble of falling short.
"They pushed us to the limit, the two matches we played, not at the Emirates (Stadium), but at the wonderful old stadium (Highbury), unforgettable".
Mourinho said: "We all knew how good he was". They will also have one eye on their Europa League semi-final second leg next week, likely to match United's 4-3-3 formation with the same shape but making a few changes along the way. He also governed the infamous "Invincibles" of the 2003-2004 season, a team which attained a feat only once before achieved (by Preston North End in 1880) in going a whole Premier League season undefeated.
'We've been great in the last game with the team performance and against the top teams you always have to produce that'.
De Gea, who originally hails from the Spanish capital, came close to swapping Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu in 2015, only for the transfer to collapse at the 11th hour.
However, Mohamed Elneny is unlikely to play again this season after damaging ankle ligaments against West Ham last weekend while Santi Cazorla is still working his way back from serious injury.
Mourinho, who has referred to Wenger as a "specialist in failure", had a ton of praise for the 68-year-old last Friday, which is certainly more than a bit surprising.