The manager's temperature was rising even before then as United protected the lead that could have given them a crucial win, with the added delight for Mourinho of achieving it at Stamford Bridge, where he won those three titles.
Chelsea left it late to secure a point with substitute Ross Barkley's 95th-minute equaliser sparking a touchline melee between Mourinho and Chelsea backroom staff.
"I think they've got Hazard, who's the best player in the Premier League in most people's eyes, and if you nullify him then you take so much of their threat away". What I did here today I will do in Madrid, in Milan, in Porto.
"I'm not annoyed with anything", said Mourinho. What happened with (Maurizio) Sarri's assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it.
"I would love to have him in Manchester United but I don't think Chelsea will be selling to Manchester United so it's not a problem", Mourinho told reporters.
Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring with a powerful header in the 21st minute at Stamford Bridge before Anthony Martial pulled one back for the visitors just after half time. "If you say before the game that one point at Stamford Bridge is a good result, it is so hard to win here but after the game with the way the game was it is an bad result for us and a phenomenal result for them". "I have to speak to him again because I want to be sure he is able to understand that it was a big mistake".
"If I speak to a member of staff and am very hard [with him] I can not come here and tell everything because then I am not credible with the staff".
The United boss, who has a tough run of fixtures coming up, including games against Juventus and Manchester City, described the 2-2 draw as an "awful" result for his team, who roared back from 2-0 to beat Newcastle United in their last match.
It wasn't so costly this time as Chelsea paid for a lack of killer instinct despite dominating possession for the rest of the first-half. We knew Chelsea did not sign the player they thought.
"We were the best team on the pitch", the Portuguese coach remarked after the match.
Speaking after the game, Mourinho said he thought that his side deserved to win. "I want to play with short passes, stop".