And although he was ultimately upbeat at full-time, Mourinho was not impressed with his team's defensive focus.
But Matic's 91st minute long-range effort gave United a 3-2 win to move them second in the table once again. Only for Nemanja Matic to score a victor in stoppage time.
The United midfielder gave the ball away with a long attempted pass before Andros Townsend gave Palace a 1-0 half-time lead at Selhurst Park.
Manchester United secured a win against a gutsy Crystal Palace team to maintain sole possession of second place. Even at 2-0, one who's watched his team home and away since the 70s said: "I'd settle for a draw now".
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"I can not tell you half of the things I told my team at half-time because there would be lots of bleeping on television". I don't like my teams to lose their organization like we did, but it was an unbelievable match and a very important win for us.
He wasn't being overly pessimistic; he sat with his face sunk into his hands as United roared back with three second-half goals.
"After the second goal it was very hard for us to come back; we showed character and did exactly what the manager wanted us to do".
"His great weakness is that he plays like he's playing in the park with his mates", said Neville during the half-time analysis on Sky Sports. In these kind of games, if we can manage to win we can compete for the title.
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Liverpool are third after they beat Newcastle United thanks to goals from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane while Tottenham Hotspur complete the top four after achieving the same scoreline as they played Huddersfield Town - Son Heung-Min the hero with a brace.
"If that ball goes over the crossbar or hits the crossbar and comes out or goes wide of the goal, I'd have been sitting here saying "well done guys" and what a good performance, what a good point".
"Not many, but he's scored a few goals - this season against Benfica [it was] half of the goal for him, half of the goal for the Benfica goalkeeper".
After Monday's victory, United have the rest of the week to prepare for the small matter of Liverpool at home on Saturday - a game which consistently underwhelms.
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They believed right up until Davidson's gun went off in the classroom that he was fit to teach children. Shootings in schools have been increasing in the past with innocent school kids being the victims.
The three vital points took United back up to second in the Premier League.
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