Lukaku isn't the only player being reunited Mourinho, who also convinced former club Chelsea to sell Nemanja Matic to United. Mourinho is quoted by the Daily Star as having said that despite being a "giant" club, United can not depend on it's reputation alone to compete for major titles.
"But we have players and if we can not strengthen the team in these areas, we have players that we trust".
"And last season that didn't happen much - we were focused on the goals that our striker was scoring and when he was not scoring, the team was a little bit in trouble to win matches".
Smith and Federici, who has recovered from a knee reconstruction, both hope to break into the Bournemouth side that will aim to repeat its mid-table placing, which is realistically Huddersfield and Brighton's best hopes.
"I think it is game over now because everybody knows he is going to stay".
"I just think naturally a manager in the second season knows the players better, knows the club better".
Premier League season will kick off on a Friday night for the first time ever. But I am with my new team, my new chapter and I want to do as best as I can.
Mourinho goes into his second season at Old Trafford needing significant improvement in the Premier League after United finished sixth in May.
"I think sooner or later it is going to finish", he said.
Despite ending last season on a high thanks to their FA Cup triumph against Chelsea, divisions still run deep at Arsenal over Arsene Wenger's lack of success in the Premier League and Europe over the last 13 years.
"We had lots of dominance at home, lots of chances, lots (of times) when the match should be two or three nil and in the end was 1-1". Finishing in the top four and winning a cup (unless we Mourinho our way to an ugly and improbable Champions League win) would be considered a failure. "I understand the reality of the market, I understand the reality of the number", Mourinho told a press conference, the Manchester Evening News report. Victor can play right-back and centre midfield.
Manchester United begins its league campaign on Sunday, hosting West Ham.
"In my initial analysis from January and through the months I was thinking of four players but I'm not a hard person to work with in spite of if you make it look different, he told Sky Sports".