Manchester United can only remain on top if they can win trophies, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ibrahimovic left United to join LA Galaxy last month, after making just seven appearances this term, following his return to fitness after a knee injury.
The 36-year-old won the Europa League and EFL Cup as well as the Community Shield during his debut season at United.
However, this season, the Red Devils are out of all competitions except the FA Cup.
Ibrahimovic insists Mourinho is still a winner, but says winning the FA Cup is a must for the Portuguese.
“I like Mourinho. He is the Special One.
“He likes to win. Wherever he went he won. He made me feel comfortable. He gave me a lot of responsibility. He said to me the only problem he had with me was when could he rest me.
“They’ve been doing it good. Let’s hope, there’s one last trophy to play for, and that’s the FA Cup. So hopefully they win it. Last year we had a big success with the three trophies.
“With a new team like that – new coach, couple of new players – and hopefully that rings on, because as a top team, like United, you need to keep winning, because that is the status of the club. You need to win. And if you’re not winning, you’re not belonging to the top,” Ibrahimovic told ESPN FC.