But they've finished second to, statistically, the best Premier League side ever and - aside from a poor Champions League exit at the hands of Sevilla and a shock League Cup defeat to Bristol City - they couldn't have expected any more from this season.
Mourinho was, however, disappointed that his team couldn't take their chances against West Ham but lauded his players" "good attitude'.
"Every time a Manchester United player misses a chance they always run back and look at Mourinho in the dugout - they look petrified", he told Sky Sports News.More news: Deadpool and David Beckham are relationship goals in hilarious new video
However, their performance was heavily criticised as United have failed to score in consecutive league outings, with Merson feeling their disjointed performance is down to being fearful of Mourinho.
A point tonight for Manchester United at West Ham United would guarantee a second place finish for them in the Premier League for the first time since 2012 and hence, their highest position since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson after winning their 20th title in 2013.
"I will play some players that didn't play on Thursday", he said of his selection for Sunday's game. "We need a point to say that only one team was better than us, we need a point to say that 18 teams were not as good as us". But I've got other things if it's not renewed.
Rashford's future, however, looks certain as the manager believes he "doesn't need anything" to prove himself.More news: U.S. 100 pc committed to ensure Iran doesn't have nuclear
He was writing his weekly column for the Daily Mail and he's struggling to understand why United have been receiving such bad press.
Mourinho also insisted that the club doesn't want to sell 89 million euro French midfielder Paul Pogba. I am not thinking about moving this summer. "I can give the guarantee that I don't want him to leave", said Jose.
Marko Arnautovic's goals have kept David Moyes's men up and the Austrian muscled his way into a good shooting position on six minutes but placed his shot too close to David de Gea.
Moyes signed a deal until the end of the season, tasked with keeping the Hammers in the Premier League.More news: Merkel reaffirms Germany's commitment to Iran nuclear deal despite United States withdrawal
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