"We are much better organised at every level". The medical department is better, the logistics, how we organise training routines, the analysis department.
"We have a football club much better equipped, much better organised in the areas which support the first-team squad. They can still be like new players for us later in the season, so we are fine".
Premier League champions Chelsea have completed four transfer deals after recruiting Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, AS Roma's Antonio Rudiger, Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
Matic will be aiming to claim another Premier League winners' medal this season as United look to re-assert themselves as the Premier League's standout side.
'My initial analysis from January and progressing through other months I was thinking of four players but I am not a hard person to work with, even if looks different or you want to make it look so. I want the Champions League to start. I want the Champions League to start. "I'm on fire", he exclaimed before vowing: "But I will behave on the touchline!" Now he is set to make his league debut against West Ham.
"But I was not thinking of him because I never go to players who I think are the impossible mission". "There are not many - there are just a couple - but I thought that".
"When I got the call that Matic wants to play for me and wants to play for Manchester United this season and we can make it happen, I thought it's the ideal player for me".
"It's not just for his qualities but my relationship with him".
He said: "I think he's one of these players where there are no question marks in front".
Excellent at breaking up play, Matic averaged three defensive actions per game in the Premier League last season, while he was successful with 88% of the passes that he attempted. He's one of these players that gives me what I like in players, which is consistency. I can trust that he will perform.
Both they and Manchester City have been accused of recklessly buying their way to success because of the vast sums involved but Mourinho doesn't think it provides any guarantees in itself and says Tottenham, who have not spent anything in this window, are also challengers. Better squads are better equipped to win the title.