It was not ideal by any means, but who cares?
"Paul was fantastic. His contribution was wonderful".
"I made a decision to take it - I was one of the names - but maybe next time I can leave it to Alexis, it's not a problem". The opaque reference to "what's going on" may also be a source of concern for United fans desperate to see him remain and flourish at the club for a long time.
"I am [also] very pleased for Luke", Mourinho said.
"No, I just have to be myself and do what I know, do what I can do and do what I know to do". That style of play seems to have slightly faded and having been consistently been on the defence against Leicester may be enough of a shock to bring back this style of play.As deadline day approached, rumours constantly circulated about Mourinho's attempts to bring in a star central defender.
And after a brief conversation with Sanchez, Pogba stepped up to bury the spot kick - but only after an unusual run-up that became an instant hit on Twitter.
"I want to see the spark in his eyes again", Redknapp told the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast. Juan Mata was brilliant at picking the right pass and Andreas Pereira was also very steady.
"If he can do that and create that spirit in that Manchester United dressing room, that's what they need. (Picking him) was not hard, the decision belonged to him".
Shaw got the start, which would have been nerve-wracking for him.
"If you are enjoying what you do you give your the best".
Lindelof and Bailly - together at the back?
Mourinho said "football is changing, and managers should be called head coaches" after beating Leicester, who he flagged as a side that should not be underestimated as they "invest more than us".
Just look at his reaction!
"But if you're not happy, you can not give your best".
As I was saying on BBC Radio 5 live on Friday, United have a very strong squad.
"When we have everybody with you, everybody next to you know they want to fight for you, obviously it's going to be easier, you know?"
Matteo Darmian, hoping for a return to Italy before the end of the month, tested Schmeichel at the near post early into a second half that United started with bundles of possession but few clear-cut chances.
Dion Dublin was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.