His style may not be as aesthetically pleasing as some of his United teammates, but Fellaini is the archetypal Mourinho player, in that he is prepared to carry out his manager's instructions without complaint and gets the job done.
The Manchester United manager allegedly wants Marcus Rashford to be given a rest in Sunday's match with Lithuania should England have already qualified for the World Cup, a scenario that will play out with victory over Slovenia at Wembley tomorrow.
Liverpool are one of six Premier League clubs pushing for a greater share of TV revenue.
Such a request, if granted, would play in Manchester United's favour with the young striker being fresher for the game at Anfield the following weekend.More news: EPA chief flew on private and military aircraft for official business
This is the team that the fans have been craving for since the Red Devils last lifted the Premier League title in 2013.
The Special One is living up to his name in his second season at the helm. CSKA Moscow and Basel are powerhouses in their respective countries, but are not a big task for a club like Manchester United.
Pogba scored two goals and provided two assists in four league appearances before sustaining the injury and his midfield partner Nemanja Matic is confident that the 24-year-old will regain his form once he recovers.
However, Manchester United were not all about attack. Even Ashley Young manages to bring the best out of himself playing at left-back. And with the lone loss to Real Madrid as the only blemish on the season so far, I don't think any of the Old Trafford faithful can find room to complain.
Paddy Crerand has claimed that the current Manchester United squad are the best he has seen since the club's treble winning season in 1999. This is the first time since the 2012/13 season that United have remained unbeaten in their opening five league fixtures - a rather sobering fact when you consider that under Sir Alex Ferguson, they didn't finish outside of the top three in 21 consecutive seasons.