Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Manchester United's quarter-final clash against Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford this weekend, Mourinho underlined that Ed Woodwork and the club's owners remain supportive of the ex-Real Madrid boss.
"I didn't like the game", said Mourinho.
"We don't have a match in two days or a reason to think about another match". Matic was an island of personality, the one who clearly wanted the ball, made mistakes, but wanted the ball, wanted to play.
"We were always in the game, certainly as regards shots and shots on target, I thought we were always a threat but we needed to work their keeper a little bit more, maybe that little bit more quality in the final third", he said. 'It is best for me because I'm powerful, really fast and so it's something that can help the team.
Only midfielder Nemanja Matic was spared from heavy criticism, as Mourinho lit into his team, saying they lacked class, personality and desire.
"The ideal Manchester United player is the one that has quality and personality and is consistent on that. And that is what some of the others did not have".
But the United manager's response to what was, after all, a comfortable victory was an astonishing psychological tactic that may, ultimately, backfire - a point that Mourinho accepted when asked why he had made such a calculated outburst.
"And the ones that are always there are the ones that will always be there".
"You have the kid [McTominay] that didn't play well at all". I told him already, he was the first one I spoke to individually in the dressing room. He played bad, and every player can play bad.
"To feel not comfortable to play - "Please, Mister, take me from the pitch" - I felt that". I blame the attackers because their movement for that connection, they were too scared to do it. When the sun is shining it is easy to play football.