Despite aiming his ire at the United board, Mourinho did have some positive things to say about Paul Pogba, who was captain for the night, scored and put in a man-of-the-match performance after a preseason spanning four days and returning to Carrington on Monday.
"Pogba was a monster", said Mourinho.
Foes reunited Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martínez must be getting sick of the sight of each other.
Yes, they went ahead inside the first three minutes through Paul Pogba's penalty, but what was important was the way they went after Leicester right from the off. 'I think he deserves respect and people to be very happy about him. "Valencia is the captain and Paul is one of the options, his third season in the club, made in the academy, understand the clubs the culture, good relation with the boys and a good example today of putting himself available to try and help the team". The opaque reference to "what's going on" may also be a source of concern for United fans desperate to see him remain and flourish at the club for a long time.
The Daily Telegraph adds that United's board would only sanction the signing of a world-class defender such as Varane, but refused to bring in a "lesser" player, despite Mourinho's demands. A match where I needed six changes not three, [Three] weren't enough for me.
'We have big coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager. I want to play for England and I want to be involved again.
Luke Shaw was the scorer, netting after an initial poor touch, with what was his first-ever goal in senior football.
"You have to keep it in mind, but you have to keep working to get better and better because I am still quite young".
Jose Mourinho says he should be described as Manchester United's "head coach" rather than manager, his discontent with his club's transfer business still obvious after victory over Leicester.
But considering Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly had played so little together in their time at United - just 99 minutes in total before Friday's game - they looked pretty solid and sturdy at the back. "Maybe on the next game I leave it to Alexis".