He never made clear why, but it's safe to say he was being sarcastic.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is now suing his ex-business partner, the former Magpies vice-president Tony Jimenez.
The goals led Mourinho to take Eric Bailly off after just 19 minutes, replacing him with Mata, and his defensive adjustments did not end there.
Fans at Old Trafford have generally stood by the manager, and they chanted his name loudly as the comeback took place, so it's very likely the words were directed at the press.
"I'm amazed by that but I don't want that", he said.
The news prompted former United favourite Gary Neville to accuse the United board of "playing (video game) Football Manager with the biggest club in the world".
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"We know it will be a tough game for both teams".
"I beat Liverpool at Anfield 4-0 and I was amazed to hear the stadium singing Liverpool songs. I worked since I was a kid - I worked for this, and I will love it until my last day, so it's one more experience in my life". There were also some boos amid the disbelief at half time for his side were woeful.
According to the Mirror, Mourinho has lost the confidence of the board with "senior United sources" telling the paper that the Portuguese coach's almost two-and-a-half-years in charge will end whatever the outcome of the league game against the Magpies.
One win over a struggling side will convince nobody, but United were hugely impressive in the last half hour and had bombarded the away goal before Mata's breakthrough.
Sanchez came off the bench to score the victor.
Mourinho said the team had a discussion at half-time, and although they did not promise to win the game, they did vow to play as well as they could. We promised we would give absolutely everything without any fear, without any pressure, just the pressure of giving everything, and of course they gave everything.
Mourinho was angered by a lack of investment in his squad during the summer, when the club failed to sign a top-class centre-half, and he has also been irked by the absence of support following public spats with star players Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial. Some of the boys, in spite of them not being the man that is hunted, they are not coping well with it, ' he told BT Sport.