Mourinho’s men were stunned by a late Chelsea equaliser in their 2-2 draw at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Anthony Martial netted twice for United but Ross Barkley came off from the bench to net an equalizer for the Blues.
The Sun, UK, reports that the Portuguese manager also singled out two of his players, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial for praises.
An Old Trafford source told the newspaper, “Jose was very calm after the bust-up and told them this was the team which got us second last season, playing like that.
“He was very animated towards Martial and Lindelof, praising them for all their good work throughout the game.
“He said there was no reason they still couldn’t repeat last season’s finish playing like that and was delighted.”