Mourinho hit out at his United players yesterday, saying: "I know them, I smell, I have lots of experience and that's not me because I won eight titles and I'm not on the moon because I won against Manchester City".
Manchester City has been confirmed Premier League Champion without playing a match on Sunday as West Brom which is languishing at the bottom of the surprised Manchester United with a 1-0 home defeat of the Reds.
"Probably because I won eight championships I was not on the moon with the victory against them because that doesn't make me feel super-happy".
Paul Pogba, the two goal hero last week, was substituted in the 58th minute after a poor display in which he also picked up a yellow card.
"I congratulate them", Mourinho said.
This season the 18-consecutive victories between August and December set a new Premier League record and the has spent a total of 240 days at the summit of the league since the start of the season. After completing a year-long sabbatical, he returned to action by managing Bayern Munich where he won the Bundesliga League Title three times.
"They're a tough team to play at the moment", Howe told the team's official website about the Champions League semifinalists, adding, "we struggled to live with their pace, energy and intensity". But what can not be argued against are the records that City have smashed on their way to the title this season.
"But my teammates might roll their eyes when I say this". I know how to win, I believe in myself but I don't play.
"The mental level, the day by day, everything must be consistent until the last day so one of the things we have to improve is consistency".
United now occupy second place in the table but are 16 points adrift of top spot and Mourinho insists greater consistency is required if his charges have designs on wrestling City's crown from their clutches next season.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have title experience in their squad despite Antonio Conte's side experiencing a hard campaign.
Earlier, Newcastle United virtually guaranteed their Premier League safety as they came from a goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1 on Sunday. Only two other players have captained more Premier League title winners - Chelsea's John Terry (five titles) and Manchester United's former captain Roy Keane (four).
The irony that this is exactly how Manchester City play will not be lost on anyone.