"We played against a team that invest more than us".
Anthony Martial's face on the Manchester United bench said everything about his reaction to Paul Pogba being substituted for Marouane Fellaini late on in the opening 2-1 win over Leicester City last night.
Yet after Mourinho was denied the signing of an elite centre-back in the summer window he voiced his frustrations by hinting United's board, led by Woodward, are acting as de facto football experts by having the final say over him regarding recruitment.
A tense relationship with Jose Mourinho appears to be at the heart of it. Questions about their relationship were raised last term and the midfielder is said to have been annoyed by his manager's comments around the World Cup. They spent more money than us, so in the Premier League we must get used to teams with players of the same quality that we have.
"Marcus Rashford was in trouble but he played", said Mourinho. "Every team is a good team, forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirt". United were interested in signing Raphael Varane of Real Madrid and were looking to splash over £100m for the World Cup victor.
I think Mr [Richard] Scudamore must be happy because it's a good way to start the Premier League.
However, Spurs haven't sold any of them, and they may now hope that European clubs come in with bids in the coming weeks, given that the market closes around Europe on August 31.
After describing himself as more of a head coach than a manager nowadays, the Red Devils boss refused to brand his side title challengers just yet.
"I enjoy the last season, the fight to finish where we finished and to manage the best position in five or six years".
While several pundits already consider the Premier League a two-horse race between Manchester City and Liverpool this year, Moyes believes United will take some beating.
"We didn't receive (any offer) for any player".
"We know the players, and myself as well, didn't have a lot of training and we played a game. We want to go up". I know it's a great cup, it will stay in my mind, but I want to win all the trophies.
Leicester manager Claude Puel praised his players. "Maybe on the next game I leave it to Alexis".