While a spirited comeback victory over Newcastle slightly eased the pressure on Mourinho before the worldwide break, he knows that the turnaround is far from complete. "Would I celebrate like insane my team's goal at Stamford Bridge or my team's victory at Stamford Bridge?"
"For me, it is another game", said Mourinho.
"History says that when Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion".
"I would love to have him in Manchester United but I don't think Chelsea will sell him to Man United so it's a not problem", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.
"I would always think where I am, which stadium I'm in and which public is in the stands".
Mourinho clashed with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte when he claimed the Italian had showed a lack of respect for whipping the home fans into a frenzy during a 4-0 thrashing of United in 2016. And that puts them just on the Premier League and in the Premier League the results speak for themselves.
The charge relates to comments he made after the stirring 3-2 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford, his side having been 2-0 down.
Even though Mourinho was never in danger of being suspended for the visit to his old club, United have requested an extension for his official response and the FA have duly allowed him until Wednesday to do so. "If I answer to your question, I probably have another process, so my answer is "no answer", he said.
Mourinho managed Hazard at Chelsea during the Portuguese's second spell at the club, with the playmaker instrumental in the Blues' 2014-15 Premier League title triumph.