Two goals in 10 minutes gave the home side a 2-0 lead after 24 minutes and Juan Mata nearly added a third before half-time but the Kops came hard in the second half and dominated possession but fell short despite an own goal from Eric Bailly.
"I want to praise every player but Marouane Fellaini had to go to knee surgery", Mourinho said.
United dominated the game, getting two first half scores and taking a 2-0 lead into halftime.
After two impressive wins against Chelsea and now more recently Liverpool, José Mourinho is slowly turning the negative discourse surrounding his philosophy at Manchester United. This means that based on Liverpool's non-shooting actions around United's penalty box, they should have scored nearly 3 goals. "Liverpool is Liverpool, it is a big match, it is a match against a direct competition for the top four". West Ham's 3-0 thumping by Burnley at the London Stadium was marred by unsavoury scenes as disgruntled Hammers' fans invaded the pitch, chanted expletives at the club's management, and hurled coins at the owners. They've now moved five points ahead of Liverpool, but still sit 12 points behind local rivals City, with the chances of knocking them off of their perch looking very slim.
"That's modern football. You have to live in the moment and cope with it".
"United had done the main part of the job in the first half and then finished it off in the second".
Rashford, starting in the league for the first time since Boxing Day, opened the scoring on 14 minutes after latching on to Romelu Lukaku's knockdown from a long clearance by goalkeeper David De Gea.
Lukaku menaced Liverpool's backline in United's 2-1 win in the North-West derby on Saturday. The fact that we're so close gives it an added intensity. "It's hard to say after a game what exactly what it was but as a team we could have done better and defended the situations better".
Alan Shearer should know what it's like to win a Premier League title back in 1995 with Blackburn Rovers before going on to become the league's all time greatest goalscorer of all time with 260 goals.
West Brom boss Pardew admitted his days in charge are numbered after a seventh successive defeat, 4-1 at home to Leicester on Saturday, left the Midlands club eight points adrift of safety at the bottom of the standings.