After all, United welcome Young Boys for what, in theory, should be a fairly routine victory having won only three of their nine home matches in all competitions this term. We're all disappointed but we need to fight for the club and the team and the manager.
"They are spoilt kids now, the kids of today have a different life, an easier environment and I'm talking about the people around the players".
He said: "If we play with the same philosophy against Young boys then we don't win and have to go to Valencia and win there".
"I refuse to say that", said United's manager.
Smalling left frustrated by United flop
"What I would say is I think he's still a top manager and I think he can turn it around but there seems to be other factors within the club, behind the scenes, signing players and new signings, that kind of thing".
"We had more men, we were more mature, we were more prepared for life, we were less protected".
Wilfried Zaha tormented United, his former club, and Cheikhou Kouyate had a goal ruled out for offside on an afternoon when Patrick Van Aanholt and Andros Townsend wasted glorious chances for Palace. "We all want to be the best team we can be and we all want to win trophies". "If it is not better I walk", Mourinho added.
'If we have him for the Christmas period, when we need as many as possible, it will be good'. "People think that 'Jose told them to start slow, Jose told them to play nice and easy to wait and see what happens or to be losing for them to react.' It is exactly the opposite".
Regarded by many as one of the finest - if not the finest - overseas player to ever play in the Premier League, the Frenchman managed 64 league goals for United in that time. "I want them to start strong and go for it nearly immediately".
Meanwhile Mourinho said Sweden global Victor Lindelof will miss Tuesday's match and possibly much of the busy upcoming Christmas period with a muscle injury.