"Against Tottenham we lost the game but I liked very much my team's performance".
Mourinho believes any post-Russia hangover is mental rather than physical, with World Cup victor Paul Pogba inspiring United to victory in their Champions League opener at Young Boys.
Despite dominating possession, United struggled to make headway against a well-drilled Wolves team, who threatened to snatch a win at the end in a match that pitted Mourinho against his former reserve goalkeeper during his time at Porto, Nuno Espirito Santo. He runs at players and gets more attention than most from those trying to stop him, but he loses possession too often.
But despite that, Mourinho has revealed Dalot will be weaned into the United starting XI, being saved until their Carabao Cup game against Derby County next week. Jose Mourinho said in the pre-match press conference that he expects this to be a tough season and that's exactly what it's looking like.
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Asked whether this was down to the Lindelöf-Smalling partnership, Mourinho said: "No, I think the team as a team is resolving the defensive problems better than before". The way we started we were lucky to be the first team to score.
Speaking after today's game Fellaini admitted his side are hugely disappointed with their lacklustre performance and conceded that it will now be very hard to make up ground on their rivals despite it being so early in the season. They played like I like to play: each game is like the World Cup final. "We came back with a good spirit, in peace because we recovered", he said.
"Because Martial played 90 minutes and Sanchez played zero". We are going to play better than we did, so that's what we can do. "They did. That attitude made a difference". So yes, it's a mental situation.
"I think this is more the influence of the moment. An attitude. And again one team was coming to play the game of their lives, the other to relax".