Today, Mourinho insisted he had not poured through the Brighton post-mortems and dubbed a reporter a 'pessimist' for suggesting that there had been a 'overreaction' to United's performance at the Amex Stadium.
"Don't ask me because I don't read," Mourinho retorted in response to the negative coverage United have received. "I don't know 10 per cent of what is written, of what is coming on TV screens so I'm not the right guy to answer to it. You [reporter] are pessimistic I'm not.
"I think difficult [week], difficult is after the match you lose, is always difficult, especially for people that really care about the job, about being football professionals. But after that you think about the next match.
"You do the same when you win, you have to move on and focus what next and when you lose you have to do even more.
"I feel we played well against Leicester and we won, I felt we played bad against Brighton and we lost. I would like to play well and win. It's to play well and win, don't make mistakes, that's what we want."