However, United have underlined their ambition to match City by outbidding their rivals for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, and are expected to make another attempt to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid in the summer.
Soon-to-be free agent Sanchez is closing in on a transfer to United, who are reportedly set to make the Chile worldwide the highest paid player in the Premier League after hijacking Manchester City's move.
Stoke City will be facing Huddersfield on January 20 with their new coach Paul Lambert on the helm of the team. "He was already improving and playing well when I start playing him after that long spell without minutes", Mourinho continued.
Talks have progressed well and it is now just a matter of time before Mourinho commits to remain at Old Trafford beyond the expiry of his present deal in 2019.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has also been mooted as an option for the Alexis deal, and the Armenia global has been left out of the matchday squad by Jose Mourinho. They just had the one chance at the end with Diouf when we were 3-0 up with wonderful goals.
The reality of the deal is that is they are paying £75m-80m for the player, the same overall package as Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk, so without the contract situation people would say that was a good deal.
Much has been discussed of how this system fails to get the best out of Pogba, who shone as the left-sided player in a midfield three away to Everton, claiming two assists and producing eye-catching skills.
Fellaini is happy at the club but big money offers from Turkey and China have turned his head and he wants United to raise their opening offer, which he rejected. "He is a very important player for us", said the Portuguese.
"In the second half it was different, the second half was harder for them, 2-0 was difficult for them to react to, we were in control of the game".