But this has been a month in which the 54-year-old has been involved in a tunnel bust-up at Old Trafford, walked out of a press conference accusing the media of a lack of respect for Bournemouth, and referred to Bristol City as lucky after a cup defeat. However, he wasn't nowhere near the form he had when he used to play for The Saints. A flurry of lofted balls into the penalty area rarely found a United shirt, with the intended target had long been removed from action. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account.
"At half-time, I watched it and it was a penalty - like the foul on (Marcus) Rashford against Leicester and the foul on (Ander) Herrera against City".
The Belgian striker initially impressed having moved from Everton in a deal that could eventually rise to close to £100million.
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On Ibrahimovic, Mourinho hailed the way his striker has approached recovering from the injury but admitted that his situation is "not easy".
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Anthony Martial's return will be a huge boost for Mourinho, who should start him straight away this weekend.
The reporter? He played along. He finished with just one shot and one big chance missed.
In defence, Cedric Soares (Ankle) and Ryan Bertrand are both doubtful for the weekend.
More specifically, he's been speaking about Jurgen Klopp.
"He takes him off whenever he plays him but Lingard's been a revelation for them".
"That's football", Jose Mourinho told MUTV.
Manchester United have a few injury troubles, as Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmain are all doubtful for Saturday, with Eric Bailly still out with injury.
After opening his United career with 11 goals in 10 games, Lukaku has scored just four times in his last 19 but has nevertheless been required to play every minute of his club's Premier League campaign due to the continued fitness struggles of fellow striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Why are United fans accepting it? Anfield's gain will not even be the Saints' loss with the Dutchman's prolonged departure triggering five months of relative disruption on the English coast.