While I'd say Barcelona's hijacking of AS Roma's deal for Malcom has to take the cake as the most weird transfer saga of the summer, Liverpool's pursuit of Fekir is right up there.
And with less than two weeks to go until the opening game against Leicester, coupled with a litany of post-match complaints, Mourinho could soon find himself on borrowed time. "I saw the movie".
"If it's possible.it's possible, if it's not it's not".
"If it is possible, good, if it is not possible we keep fighting and working and believing in the players that we have".
A 28th minute Sadio Mane penalty and goals from substitutes Daniel Sturridge (66th) and Sheyi Ojo (74th pen) gave Liverpool a two-goal cushion with Andreas Pereira scoring a 31st-minute free-kick for United.
"This is not our team, not our squad". Now we have Real Madrid and after that we have Bayern Munich and that is our start. They will not be here.
"You ask me about players I would like to buy, to add to the squad".
Chris Smalling didn't reappear after the warm-up and was replaced with Eric Bailly, who was not even listed in the squad when the teamsheet was published. So don't look to this. In what appeared to be a clear dig at the club's board and Ed Woodward, he also made it known that he'd submitted a list of five players to the club for one specific position - none of which have been signed. We are playing here just to try to survive and to have some not-very-ugly results.
"So we have Alexis [Sanchez] and [Juan] Mata to play every minute I have in every match. We don't have wingers or strikers, he is the only one who is here and he is trying his best with the frustration of someone who wants more". "I don't think anything goes to change with that".
"For me, these guys are phenomenal in terms of attitude and respect for the club".
"For example I was watching Chelsea against Inter on television today". The stadium was empty.
"These people here showed how much they love their clubs".
He said: 'The atmosphere was good but if I was them I wouldn't have come. [Ander] Herrera, [Juan] Mata, Alexis [Sanchez], [Matteo] Darmian, these are the boys we have, they can not give more.
"The atmosphere was obviously fantastic. So I tried it and it was a very handsome goal".