'I thought about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, they lost, well, they didn't win their match and it was a chance for us to get two points.
Following their opening quintet of fixtures both clubs have 13 points, have a goal difference of +14 and have scored 16 times.
Mourinho made the observation in his programme notes before United's 4-0 home win over the Toffees, citing their £140m of summer spending as evidence.
"The 2-0 come and after that the third and fourth goals are just a effect of a team that was sad and another team that was happy, for me the third and fourth goal were a little bit out of context in the game".
The pressure is building on Everton manager Ronaldo Koeman after the team suffered their fourth straight loss on Sunday.
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The Iceland global, who felt the 4-0 scoreline flattered United at the weekend, claim there are too many good players in the Everton squad for their poor run to continue and expects it to end shortly. The real test will come when they face the league's biggest sides, but for now, Mourinho's team are justifying their lofty expectations by thrashing clubs they would've drawn with in 2016/17. Good luck to him for the rest of the season.
It also preserved their unbeaten record this season under Jose Mourinho but Mata insists the squad are not getting carried away. In 2015/16, Manuel Pellegrini's men won all of their first five games, before losing two on the bounce.
This amount is better than Chelsea (221), Arsenal (261), and Manchester City (143).
But in failing to replace Lukaku, he left the side short of pace and mobility up front - as well as goals. It's really hard, as a manager you try to help and support them but when the whistle starts, it's all about you and your teammates.
It's time, though to be "realistic", according to the former Southampton manager in his second season at Everton.