Having witnessed Man United turn in something of an abject performance in Wednesday night's 2-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley, Mourinho has decided that a shake-up is in order - and the two biggest names to miss out are French global duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.
United's No 39 passed an impromptu test on his vision, dusted himself down and continued intercepting, making simple passes and always wanting the ball.
"He played only three (matches) and the first at Old Trafford, and I think Old Trafford, in spite of being a quiet stadium, the pitch is big, the grass is nice and obviously the players feel very comfortable playing here", Mourinho said in his post-match press conference. I prefer to look at it in the handsome way of a little kid that arrived here at 9 years old with mum for the first training session.
West Brom were beaten 2-3 at home by Southampton while West Ham for the first time since Christmas lost in the Premier League; the Hammers were beaten 3-1 by Brighton & Hove Albion. His positioning was faultless and he had the confidence to ask Antonio Valencia why he hadn't given him the ball.
"He had surgery this morning", said Mourinho.
"This kid has a great desire to recover the ball".
Becky G sorprende con inédita foto de Maluma — Instagram
La guapa Becky G dejó a todos con la boca abierta al publicar una fotografía junto con Maluma donde lucen muy diferentes. En la imagen se puede ver cómo los jóvenes apenas empezaban en la industria de la música.
"The game is important for us because we need points to be the first of the last", the Portuguese boss said.
"Obviously I wasn't even born but I knew everything about it and the unbelievable reaction Manchester United had after that and to honour the people's memory always". "We were in control from the first minute, but no goals".
Mourinho had called on his players to mark the occasion by bouncing back in style, but the hosts had to wait until 10 minutes into the second half to make the breakthrough when Lukaku got across his marker to volley home Juan Mata's cross from the left for his 19th goal of the season.
Sixth-placed Arsenal (45) led Everton 4-0 at halftime and won 5-1 as Welsh global Aaron Ramsey scored the first hat-trick of his career.
Sanchez was then fouled by Huddersfield defender Michael Hefele to win a penalty and the Chilean, a January signing from Arsenal, stepped up to take the spot-kick.
"His character is this one, no doubt", Mourinho added. It was overall, but Sanchez often brought it to life as his side kept yet another clean sheet to stay second.