Reports have suggested that the former Chelsea boss has his heart set on following Ferguson as United manager.
Mourinho watched Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday in order to gain information ahead of Inter’s meeting with the Blues in the Champions League last 16.
“Every time I have spoken to Jose Mourinho, he has always said that he liked English football better than anywhere else,” said the United boss.
“The attraction to get back to England at some point will always be there.
“He is still a young man and being at Chelsea yesterday will have reignited his thoughts about English football because you don’t get the atmosphere, intensity and closeness to the pitch at Chelsea in a lot of the Italian grounds.
“He will miss that.”