Last Sunday Chelsea actually rubbed Manchester United's nose at Stamford bridge ,by a huge margin of 4-0.
but the loss hurt the special one's ego big time so now he has demanded from his players to show their real worth and play to their highest potential, also quoting that it is time his players grows from 'boys to men'.
in last Manchester United's last premier league game Mourinho felt miserable as his side had to conceive a staggering loss against his former club.
Manchester was taken aback when Chelsea came out all guns blazing at the Stamford Bridge and it did not take them too long to open their score sheet.
the Spaniard Pedro put the home team upfront by netting the first goal inside 30 seconds of the match and from then on Manchester United faced the heat from the Blues for the full 90 minutes as the home team scored another three goals after the first one.
after receiving the first goal Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante added to Manchester United's suffering as they won by 4-0.and leaving Mourinho's side seventh at the league table.
"I would prefer to play [next] in the Premier League. It's a bad feeling in the Premier League. With the combination of results, the gap to the top is six points," Mourinho told MUTV.
"We had a very difficult period of matches. We lost points this week and, even in the match when we played phenomenal against Stoke [a 1-1 draw], we lost points then. Now we need to win matches.
"I am not saying they are easy ones, but we have Burnley, we have Swansea, West Ham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough - matches that we need to win.
"The top four, top five, they have to play between themselves like we did this week against Chelsea and Liverpool.
"They are going to lose points too, so we are in the run, but there is no way to hide.
"We are really, really sad, but again this is not for kids, this is for men and...we have to be men and work for the next one."