The Belgian, who has scored only four Premier League goals so far this season, missed the win over Bournemouth last Saturday due to an injury picked up in training the day before.
The 76-year old was in charge for 26 glorious years at Old Trafford, winning an incredible 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues. For me, it's not changed, I don't regret it at all.
It is now getting to the point where the enormous outlay is becoming an increasing issue for the club, and they need him to start finding his best form on a more consistent basis sooner rather than later.
"When we make a defensive mistake, instead of forgetting and keeping playing, it is something that triggers instability. The first half, I think we learned from that and we showed that in the second half and on Wednesday you will see a difference". I do what he tells me to do. "I know the club very much wants him to stay so hopefully he is going to stay".
"The idea of becoming a legend and a historic player at this club is attractive and important for me".
United head to Turin for a Group H meeting on Wednesday, having been beaten 1-0 at home by Massimiliano Allegri's side two weeks ago.
"I have to wait until Monday", Mourinho said. "Do I look sad?"
"But we are still there, still on the way - the season is long and we know we didn't start the best way but it's not finished". "I can not find the word in English, but let's see what happens". But because we are speaking about tomorrow's match when you play against a super team. if you give advantage it is a very hard to climb the mountain then'.
" We felt like he was the one who would win us game, coupled with the fact he has ill-discipline in the middle of the park". Obviously I hope we will agree.
"Tomorrow is a big match and is big enough not to think about what next", he said, in reference to Sunday's visit to Manchester City. No matter how many minutes to the end of the game, we have the feeling that anything can happen.