Marcis Rojo, Matteo Darmian, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were given starts by Mourinho, yet it was his forward who came in for the biggest criticism on a night when they failed to produce an attacking spark.
Why always Lukaku, why always Lukaku, why always Lukaku, why always this and this - well you have the answer.
"Probably we are not as good individually as people think we are, and I keep saying, if you manage to finish second, it is great, more than great if you manage to finish second".
Manchester United are still aiming to finish in second place this season, which would represent their highest placed finish since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement back in 2013. I said during commentary, any player wondering why they aren't playing in the cup final, show them that video, that attitude was bad, it was awful.
"They are fresher than others that played so many matches in the season, to play against a team that is strong at home and intense". Maybe now you will not ask me why A, B and C do not play so much.
But the Belgium worldwide was sent to Antwerp for treatment on his ankle and prior to United's match against Brighton Mourinho said he was positive the 24-year-old could be ready for Wembley.
"I told the players before the match what was going to happen". "We have two matches and need four points".
"The attitude from the first minute and especially in the first half, they had more appetite".
It seems that Mourinho has lost faith in some of the players and are on the verge of departure.
According to NBC Sports, United's leading scorer, who has already eclipsed his personal best in single season goals scored this season, is spending his time rehabilitating at Move to Cure in Antwerp, a facility once also reportedly used by Marouane Fellaini, a teammate for both club and country.
Mourinho's men go to West Ham on Thursday before concluding their league season with a home encounter against Watford on May 13.