Mourinho said he had "no complaints" about how English football was set up and that he had the option to rest players.
United take on Basel in their first group game of the tournament. They'll joined the injured group of Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, and James Wilson on the sideline, as well as Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is still working his way back to fitness following last season's devastating knee injury. Jones, on the other hand, is suspended for two European matches for verbally abusing the Doping Control officer following United's 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final earlier in May.
There is something clever to the way Manchester United have approached this week.
'In fact, Feyenoord and Anderlecht, we played them a year ago in the Europa League, they were champions in their countries and now they are playing in the Champions League, so there are many teams with similar qualities.
It is well known, but worth pointing out that neither Manchester United or Chelsea played Champions League football last season.
Only Liverpool (5) have won more European Cup/Champions League titles than Manchester Utd (3) among English clubs. Despite what at first glance, looks an easy group stage draw, having avoided the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus from Pot 1, Group A could get a lot more trickier should United fail to get a positive result i.e all 3 points, on Tuesday night. "There are reasons for Eric and Jones to be anxious".
"I feel weaker without Fellaini in my squad, it doesn't matter if it's on the pitch or if it's on the bench".
Blind started United's first three league games of the new campaign at left-back, as they made a blistering start with victories over West Ham, Swansea and Leicester. Darmian replaced the Dutch worldwide for the 2-2 draw away to Stoke. And I think in this moment, David is playing very well and is very confident.
- Only Marco Verratti (479) completed more passes than Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi (459) in last season's Champions League group stages. The Old Trafford club are level on points with cross-town rivals Manchester City but lead the table on goal difference, as per the National.
"We have to try to qualify, we have to try to go to the last-16 and enjoy that special knockout phase with the best teams in Europe".
To be back is just to go back to the natural habitat for Manchester United.