Mourinho ended a press conference following his side's 3-0 home defeat to Tottenham on Monday by demanding respect from the media. This is apparently supported, among other things, by the fact Mourinho has been signing off recent texts to his superior with "kisses to the twins" in reference to Woodward's three-year-old children.
The 23-year-old has fallen down the pecking order since Jose Mourinho's arrival at Old Trafford in 2016.
Romero made a good save from Stoke striker Tyrese Campbell in the second half as United moved up to second in Premier League Two Division Two. However, his third seasons at Chelsea and Madrid ended acrimoniously.
Mourinho's relationship with key players appears fractured.
He could have few complaints about missing out on France's World Cup squad after ending last season poorly. All the managers - our job depends on results.
Reports coming from the Red Devils camp claims that the club has thrown their weight behind their manager earlier this week, while his chances of walking away from a £15million-a-year contract are slim.
Burnley, though, have yet to find anything near the form they showed last season, when they finished a surprising seventh in the league and earned an unlikely qualification into the Europa League.
When asked if he still believes he is one of the great managers even if he fails to win a Premier League title at United, Mourinho then grilled journalists as to why they aren't asking the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino the same question.
Guardiola asked his players to call on the reserves that saw them to a record-breaking points haul last season by not allowing one negative result to follow another when Newcastle arrive at the Etihad Stadium.
It ratchets up the pressure on the United boss and his team ahead of Sunday's trip to Burnley, where left-back Shaw knows a response is needed.
Jose Mourinho might be lucky than his predecessors, the likes of Van Gaal and David Moyes, who were sacked following their defeats.