Spurs showed flashes, and they might be the closest challengers next season, but they could not sustain it, while United's Jekyll-and-Hyde season was summed up by their defeat against West Brom.
"The whole performance right the way through", he said. However Mourinho's group produced a shocking comeback to win the sport 3-2 and put their rival's celebrations on maintain.
It was a tribute to Ferguson's team-building genius that, just two seasons after the departure of the talismanic Eric Cantona, United were once again at the summit - this time thanks to legendary "Class of '92" graduates Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers.
But where do they rank among the Premier League's most celebrated sides?
"They won the title because they were the best team". The match starts at 17:00 on 15 April 2018. What a great feeling! "So comfortable to have the ability to share one other trophy with our superb followers!" tweeted Metropolis's captain Vincent Kompany.
The 47-year-old also took the German title three times with Bayern Munich, but he believes the unique strength in depth and physical demands of the Premier League makes this triumph among his very best.
Although this performance was particularly bad, many Red Devils fans will point out that this type of turgid display has been commonplace this season.
"I trust in my work, that is for sure". Completely deserved and received with a mode of soccer that's really joyous to look at.
"We have been masters in complication, all the things was hard", Mourinho advised Sky Sports. "One of the things we have to improve is consistency". There was no fluidity. "I knew that sooner or later that would be, and if I was in their position I would be very upset (if) someone said they won the league because Man United lost against West Bromwich Albion".
United manager Jose Mourinho had long given up hopes of winning the title, instead focusing on finishing second. Eight titles are eight titles and three Premier Leagues are three Premier Leagues.
Beaten just once while winning 29 of their 38 games, Chelsea finished 12 points clear to claim their first top-flight title in 50 years, and only the second in the club's history. I understand how to win. You do not win titles with inconsistency.
"I expect you to be consistent in a certain level. The psychological degree, daily".
Manchester United visit Bournemouth in the Premier League for a 19:45 kick-off on Wednesday before an FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.