United's only hope now for silverware this season lies with the FA Cup.
And Mourinho was quick to point out that it is a similar case for a couple of his top four rivals, whilst also making clear that his side must dust themselves down quickly for their quarter-final clash with Brighton this weekend.
"A fantastic team like Tottenham have the same chance as us (FA Cup only). Liverpool has Champions League but doesn't have FA Cup.
"That's football, that's life, we lost. Tomorrow is another day and Saturday is another match. And I'm really happy that every player is sad and doesn't hide their sadness. It's something that pleases me because I feel exactly the same.
"But we have no time for dramas, but we have to work because Saturday is another important match."