Another player linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the summer is star man Paul Pobga, but Mourinho was adamant that the clubs's record signing would not be sold when the summer transfer window opens.
Manchester City have been exhilarating and impeccable throughout the season and no wonder that Manchester United stayed behind them.
After a disappointing performance against Brighton last Friday, the England worldwide was left out of the starting XI to face West Ham tonight, despite first-choice striker Romelu Lukaku being absent through injury. The most important quality is to be a man and football is not full of them.
United boss Mourinho declined to answer when asked on Wednesday if he had been to visit Ferguson, saying he wanted to respect the family's wish for privacy. I worked with the players for a couple of years, so I know them better than anyone. He also said that a team can keep a new goalkeeper and central defender, only to substitute them. "We are confident", said Mourinho.
"So, at this moment, for me, he is staying".
As he reflected on how to close the 17-point gap to Manchester City, he said: "Some of the people we have, they have to be more consistent in their performance and we need more quality". He has had a major doubt on the mental state of his team, post stating that something "doesn't smell right" within the club.
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Neil Etheridge may be the busiest man in the Premier League next season but he knows each game will be a thriller in Manila. There will be two Welsh clubs in England's top division next season if Swansea manages to stay in the Premier League.
"The club had him for a great many years playing football and now when his body says "enough", the club and myself will want to keep the man".
"For me I've still got that winning mentality and that desire and that hunger to go and win more trophies as I did when I was 21. When I saw the reaction of the players I believe that was nothing extraordinary".
"I am not afraid to play against the big teams and I respect the small teams, and I prepare a match against a big team in the same way I prepare a match against a small team".