The Red Devils are now six points off the pace in the race for the Premier League title this season after having lost their last two games in the top flight.
Zizou remains one of the most lauded talents of all time during his playing career, winning the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Cup with France in 1998.
"Did you read any philosopher or in your formation you never spent time reading, for example, Hegel?", Mourinho asked one reporter.
The 3-2 defeat at Brighton and 3-0 home loss to Spurs mean this is the worst start United have made to a league season since 1992-93.
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Manchester United have only picked up three points from three games this season. Just as an example Hegel says the truth is in the whole, is always in the whole...
Jose Mourinho has declared himself "one of the greatest managers in the world" as he staged another grandiose defence of his record by referencing philosophers and his trophy haul in the face of mounting pressure at Old Trafford.
Yet Mourinho came out fighting when he spoke to the press on Friday, insisting he remains one of the greatest managers in world football despite his current travails.
"Do you ask that question to the manager that finished third in the PL or fourth?..."
'I had last season great success [in finishing second].
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It follows a year in which he won the Champions League with Real Madrid and helped steer Croatia to the World Cup final for the first time.
'I analyse my performance myself and for me it is more important what I think than what you think.
After relegation from Division One last term, Ricky Sbragia's side remain unbeaten this season, winning two and drawing two of their opening four games. When we win we are good, when we don't we are not good.
"The Clarets have picked up just three points in their last eight league games and they face a hard Europa League tie with AEK Athens at Turf Moor on Thursday". "It was cup final they had a big dream to go, a title they had a big dream to win, because they don't win many".
Regarding Anthony Martial being in discussions regarding a new contract, Mourinho said: "With Martial you have to wait for that to be official because in this moment is not official".
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