United would put matters to rest minutes later though, when Shaw's first touch from an Alexis Sanchez cross took a fortuitous bounce and the former Southampton defender pounced and fired a shot past Schmeichel to double his team's lead.
The result? A Manchester United victory.
Mourinho's transfer targets were not shared by the United board.
In May, the world-class Spanish goalkeeper won Manchester United's Player of the Year award for the fourth time in five seasons. Pressed on whether there would be incomings or outgoings at Old Trafford, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no". "I'd prefer to have them even if they are not top, top, top".
Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng, Yerry Mina and Diego Godin were all heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. Along with the new signings, nearly 9 players have left the club with key player Riyadh Mahrez joining reigning champions Manchester City, Robert Huth being released and record signing Ahmed Musa leaving for Al-Nassr to name a few.
"In football you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have until now".
"I know the words you want me to say or not to say but words don't come easy".
There were rumors of him returning to Juventus and joining Cristiano Ronaldo in Italy, but the biggest suitor has been Barcelona, who is looking to bolster its midfield despite bringing in Arturo Vidal, Arthur and Malcolm this summer.
Therefore Manchester United would likely be incentivised to offer Pogba a better contract to ward off Barcelona or drive his transfer fee up for a move in January or next summer.
Mourinho's comments seem a stark contrast to those which he reverberated during his side's pre-season tour of America - where he seemingly ruled out any chance of the younger members of his squad breaking into the first team during the upcoming campaign, insisted Anthony Martial should have spent less time with his newborn child and slammed fans for paying money to watch Manchester United play overseas.
Ogden writes: "Not for the first time in his managerial career, the story has become about Mourinho rather than the club where he's now in charge; it is rarely a signpost toward a positive and successful future when that happens".