​Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho feels his side are ready for the title challenge, with the Portuguese winning the league in his second season at each of his last five managerial jobs.

Mourinho won the title in his second season at Porto, Chelsea (twice), Inter Milan and Real Madrid and he feels he is ready to repeat it with Manchester United.

Speaking ahead of the new season, according to the ​Daily Star, Mourinho said, “What would it mean for me to be the Premier League champion? I think it is the objective of every one of the top teams and every one of the top team managers."

“I don’t think I am going to win it because I always win it in the second season. Not at all. I just think that naturally, a manager in the second season knows the players and knows the club better."

The former Chelsea manager is convinced that the Red Devils can improve on last season in which they finished sixth and won the Europa League.

“I don’t say I know the league better because I have been in this league for a long time," he said.

“We are in a position to do quality work better than we did in the first season, so I am convinced – it is not just a hope, I am convinced – that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better."

“I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season. If that is going to mean better results and the title, I don’t know,” Mourinho added.

All the top seven clubs have European football this campaign and Mourinho feels no team will have the added advantage of not playing during the week, something that both Chelsea and Liverpool enjoyed last season.

“I think everybody is in Europe. The top seven, we are all in Europe. Last season, two of them were not in Europe. This time, we are all in the same basket. It is going to be the same for everybody."

“Arsenal and Everton are in the Europa League and they have to play Thursdays. But the top seven, we are going to be in the four competitions and so there is no advantage for any one of us,” he said.

Manchester United kickoff their Premier League campaign with a home tie against West Ham United and Mourinho will hope to start the season on a winning note as Manchester United look to win their first title since 2013.