Cynics against Mourinho would say that the reason for that was that Ferguson kept United at the very top and in the Champions League, meaning there was little opportunity to win the second-tier competition.
"He s finished the season a bit better and I m sure he ll take that into next year".
"I think I am going to have one of these jobs in a few years".
Mourinho has received criticism over the quality of United's football and sixth-place finish in the Premier League, but he finishes his maiden season with three trophies and a place in next season's Champions League.
Jose Mourinho has told Sky Sports News he has "no idea" how likely Manchester United are to sign Antoine Griezmann and that he is leaving all transfer business to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Mourinho said: "It is so unfair what happened to him".
Smalling has been a dominant arial presence in the Europa League this season, winning eight more arial duels than his nearest rival Eric Bailly in the competition. West Ham and Everton have both been linked with having an interest in Rooney, whilst a number of Chinese clubs want to take the United captain to the Far East. "But for Celtic to do it with players who were all from within about 25 miles of each other, it's really astonishing".
Does United look to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is set to be unavailable for at least half of next season with a knee injury?
They danced in each other's arms before falling to the ground, where they shared a long, warm embrace.
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"At a time when we are grieving for the families that have lost loved ones, we have a sport that has brought a little happiness at a hard time", said Beckham, who played 394 games for United between 1992 and 2003.
"For all the players, this was the first final", he said.
Under Mourinho, United should be feared once again.
And that's United under Mourinho.
"But no, I come back to it, it's not the type of football that you want to see Man United play week in, week out".
"It's the end of a very hard season, but I think a very, very good season", Mourinho told BT Sport following the match. Tottenham might have had a good season by their standards but United have had a better one.
Ahead of last night's final in Stockholm, the latest on Griezmann's future was that any potential move to United would likely hinge on whether or not Jose Mourinho's men qualified for the Champions League.