Mourinho admitted he may have to get used to not getting his own way in the modern world having suggested last weekend United would face a hard season if they did not bolster their squad. "I will have to focus on the players I have and, in relation to this first couple of matches - maybe three matches because after Spurs there is [the worldwide break] and a couple of weeks to recover people and to prepare people - it is better to focus on the players that are available for the first match".
"We play against a team that invest more than us".
All eyes will be on star midfielder Alexis Sanchez as Mourinho would be hoping the Chilean steps up and assumes a key role in the upcoming season.
Shaw wasn't positive his goal meant he'd remain a first-choice starter for Mourinho, but he said he's set his sights high. It's finished, the market is closed and no more talk about it.
However, before the early spot-kick was dispatched by Pogba, Sanchez tried to nab the ball off his teammate - though Mourinho insists the Frenchman did not break rank. "Every team is a good team, forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirt".
"We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title", he said.
Manchester United's transfer woes in pre-season has left Jose Mourinho feeling more like a head coach than a manager as his targets were reportedly vetoed.
"Pogba was a monster, we thought maximum 60 minutes but he managed the 80".
Jurgen Klopp's Reds demonstrated their ability to beat City on the big occasion last season, winning three of the four meetings between the sides, including a 5-1 aggregate win in the Champions League quarterfinals.
"Nemanja Matic is unavailable, Jesse Lingard doesn't feel he is in a position to help us but Romelu Lukaku can give us a hand from the bench".
"Of course some fantastic performances, the boys with the proper pre-season were in a much better condition", he added. "We want to go up".
Pogba's goal was the only tally until Luke Shaw's run into the box and shot to the far post doubled United's advantage in the 83rd minute.
After a £52m deal was struck with Shakhtar Donetsk before the World Cup, the Brazilian midfielder agreed to join Man United.