"When we perform like that against some of these superpower clubs, then I'm very, very pleased with how far we've come as a team".
"I think that's for me the point of the January transfer window, is to help the clubs that didn't work well in the summer and they feel they have to do something in January to help what they didn't do well before".
But the move of Mkhitaryan in the opposite direction to London has taken longer to agree, although all the indications over the weekend were that the Armenian midfielder had finally accepted Arsenal's offer.
"In this moment we have four attacking players for three positions, three are starting, one is on the bench, Zlatan for the whole season was not available".
Mourinho, speaking after United's 1-0 win at Burnley, said he expected the 29-year-old two-time Copa America victor to complete the move.
"We know the way they play, they are better than anyone playing that way, and you need to adapt to it to be successful".
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Mourinho's side, in second place, temporarily reduced City's lead at the top to nine points before Pep Guardiola's men re-established a 12-point cushion by beating Newcastle United.
"We defended well since the beginning of the season", he said. "It's good that as a team we can shut up shop and not give the other team too many chances, knowing that more often than not we're going to go up the other end and score because certain teams can only keep us out for so long".
Indeed goalkeeper De Gea and his United team-mates rarely looked troubled against a Burnley side that had been one of the success stories of the first half of the Premier League season.
"We've got to continue to be fearless, take the games on and hopefully get a few bodies back".
"I didn't take him because there is a question of him moving to Manchester United and you can not drive up north and as well play football", Wenger said.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche, whose team have now gone seven league games without a win and dropped to eighth in the table, was upbeat about his team's performance.
Dyche said in his post-match press conference: "I thought the performance was very good". "And we continue to move forward, including this performance today".