The Red Devils find themselves at the top of the Premier League table after three matches, having scored a total of 10 goals and conceding none.
Mourinho’s side travel to the bet365 Stadium on Saturday night, a venue they have had very little success at. The last time the Red Devils managed to take three points from an away fixture against Stoke City was 2013.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the match, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss discussed his side’s approach to the match and the rest of the season.
“We try to play the best we can,” he said.
“We know that if you look in a pragmatic way, you see the last winners of the Premier League, the last winners of the Premier League, they did not play attacking football. They played defensive football and counter-attack football.
“So according to the results, that is the way to win the Premier League.
“We try to play according to the qualities of our players. We try to play positive, we try to play good, but we try to win.
“If one day to win we have to play defensive football, we have to do it. And if we go to Stoke and Stoke in some moments of the match, they put us under pressure and they are dominant, we have to be humble and we have to be pragmatic and we have to face the reality.
“If you ask me, are we going to go there and play with seven at the back, like some teams do, five plus two? No, we’re not going to do that. We’re going to try and play well and score goals.
“But if our opponent is better than us and dominant, we are humble enough to transform our way of playing to play for a result,” he added.