Speaking yesterday at a press conference ahead of tomorrow's Premier League trip to Burnley, the Portuguese said: "I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world but I am also one of the greatest managers in the world".
In the midst of a tough start to the season where his side have lost two of their opening three games, it was put to the Manchester United boss how Tottenham Hotspur fans sang "you're not special any more" during their 3-0 defeat and his mood quickly turned from chipper to chippy.
ManchesterUnitedmanager Jose Mourinho has branded himself "one of the greatest managers in the world" while launching a fierce defence of his record.
"I was really humbled by the response from the fans and the team really felt that support, too", he said. "Did you never spend time reading the [German] philosopher Hegel?"
"I have said many times, for example with myself, I have won at fantastic clubs with wonderful players, but if that had not happened I would not have won titles".
"Last season he did it against us away and at home, like Chelsea last week", he added.
On the other hand, Mourinho has won the Champions League twice, with Porto and Inter Milan, and the Europa League with United two years ago.
Should they hold on for the win, they will be level on points with the likes of Chelsea, Watford and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.
"Not small titles, proper titles, and my second place last season was one of my greatest achievements in football", he said. "But I think you've got to have a bit more respect for when they (people like Mourinho) have done the things they have done in the game".
"Because he [Klopp] never won anything in global [European] competition for example".
"Normally when I win, I'm the first one to leave, but a defeat at home, an important defeat at home, that's the way I am".
"People forget that. In this job you get questioned for what is happening now - people soon forget your history and what you've done".
"Who are they going to get if Jose goes?"
Now, the same article says that Manchester United want to get Martial to sign a new five-year deal at Old Trafford to commit his long-term future to the club. It was United's highest finish (2nd) and best points tally (81) since Sir Alex Ferguson retired - it was also a tally that would have won the Premier League title in 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15 and 2015/16.
His current deal expires at the end of this season although United have an option to extend the contract to the end of June 2020 - an option they look nearly certain to exercise. "I think they've got the right man and they should stick with him".