Read the full interview with Alexis in Friday's edition of United Review, available to buy at Old Trafford. I think it will be seen now in the games when we play with Paul, with Fred with Lukaku and with all the rest who are playing.
They also bought in left-back Joe Bryan from Bristol City, plus three players on loan - goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla, Atletico Madrid forward Luciano Vietto and United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
Instead, Mourinho has allegedly been instructed to get the most out of his current squad, as well as begin to bring through more players from the academy setup to mirror the progress being made by neighbours Manchester City.
Mourinho now though goes into tonight's game with the five central defenders he had previous year and the same full-backs who all gave him issues.
"He had nine days of pre-season where no training, no football, absolutely nothing".
"The players with a proper pre-season are fit and they are strong".
"You try to make a case and there is no case in it".
"They (the World Cup players) returned on Monday, trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today (Thursday) so you can imagine that they are not really fit and ready. There is not a story".
However, Eurosport understand from reliable sources close to the club that Pogba has not made any financial demands to the club.
However, Jerome Boateng reportedly called up Mourinho and told him he's grateful for the interest even though he doesn't want to move to Old Trafford.
"The information I have is no", said Mourinho when asked if he would be adding to his squad. "I like to work with my players, one lie repeated 1000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true", Mourinho said.
Courtois lifted two Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge and is keen to continue winning silverware.
"Any point can be crucial - you don't know what is going to happen at the end of the season". As for United, the goal is to win the Premier League, and failing to get three points here will raise some big questions after just the first matchday.