"From his sullen demeanour at media conferences during Manchester United's pre-season US tour, it's obvious he is unhappy the club has not yet delivered the players he feels he needs to challenge neighbours Manchester City for the title", Fowler wrote in the Mirror.
"I am confident I will get one, but I think two I am not going to get, which is not a drama", Mourinho told beIN SPORTS. It's not going to be very different.
With this in mind and United firmly in the market for a centre-half who would replace the outgoing Marcos Rojo (most likely) - and thereby directly improve not only the squad as a whole, but the first eleven too, in the process - there are two standout options in the Premier League, who they are already strongly linked with - Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire.
"It's not like the gaffer to make an oversight in his match preparations, so it seemed odd that he would inadvertently have played each of us almost 235 miles out of position", Mata continued.
Manchester United have struggled to impress in pre-season with a patchy squad that has been depleted through injuries and key players resting after the World Cup in Russian Federation.
"The players that we have bought one is a goalkeeper cover, another one is a 19-year-old kid".
However, towards the end of his tactical speech, as Mourinho briefed his men on what to expect in the gift shop, Matteo Darmian pointed out that as the players were scheduled to be riding the Kraken, they were also meant to be lining up to play Real Madrid.
Although the United manager did gripe about the early start to the Premier League campaign, especially in a World Cup year.
Even though it was only pre-season, United's 4-1 defeat against Liverpool in Ann Arbor, Michigan - in front of a 95,000 strong crowd - really stung the manager and properly unravelled Mourinho's frustration and general negativity in a rather revealing press conference.
But Mourinho, who has bemoaned the lack of established players he has on United's USA tour, says that is too soon after the World Cup and the start should be a week later.
Mourinho was the man to take Willian to Stamford Bridge in 2013 and he proved to be an excellent signing having provided 44 goals and 39 assists in his 236 appearances to help the Blues win 2 Premier League titles and 3 domestic cups.
"You look at other countries with lots of players in the World Cup they start later - Spain and Italy starts later".