Portugal made eight changes to Wednesday's match in Valencia, with the already defaced progress already made progress, injuries gained their losses and a weekend trip to competitors Liverpool was great.
However, the United Kingdom knew the victory of Mestalla could see them in the top H group, it is unlikely that Juventus slid upwards in Switzerland, while Mourinho's men did not do anything how unbelievable was played by Young Boys.
Series A giants lost 2-1 at a time when the United Kingdom fell in the same loss in Spain, where Carlos Soler's strike and Phil Jones's own goal meant replacing Marcus Rashford's late strike was merely a consolation.
None of those brought up really did not make any difference, so it was not a surprise that Mourinho looked at the end of his tie and offered the answer "unpleasant" to start a press conference.
United is now 33/1 with Sky Bet to raise the Champions League trophy.
"I think that to qualify for this group, it's a success," said the United boss. "Never fail. Finally, the second in this group is always successful.
"Before the game, I told the players that if we win tonight and win the Juventus, we did our job.
"If we do not win and the" Juventus "does not win, we can blame ourselves.
"I do not think that finishing the first or second finish, except for a few clubs that are definitely much better than others, I do not think that the draw is significantly different …
"But I hope (better) from my players, especially players who weekly you ask me," why do not they take part? " "," Why do not they start it? " "
"(It) was a good match game, a game without any pressure, a game of racing, which everyone likes to play.
"And after all, my team really improved when I made changes that I did not want to do, which is a little frustration, because I did not want to play the three players that I played on the other side."
Fils Joness in Manchester United's Valencia won the goal
Ashley Young replaced the injured Marcos Rojo on the first hand, but Rashfords arrived for the summer signing. Fred and Jesse Lingard were charged with Romuel Lukac.
Paul Pogba failed to shine after the start of the last two races, while Erics Bailly and Andreas Pereira were struggling to impress.
Asked if he had learned anything about his players, Mourinho replied: "No, maybe you did it. Not me.
"I never learn anything from this game. No matter, no one seemed to be surprised."
Mourinho, whose team player performances at Mestalla, only reinforced old beliefs.
The combined boss confirmed that Nemanja Matic and David De Gea were the only players to relax on their way to Spain.
"If this game was a game to decide on a group, it would be a very similar team," said Mourinho.
"This is a reality. So, when you sometimes analyze Manchester United and you talk about our ambitions and talk about our level, sometimes you should find out the situation a bit better, because you make certain comments."