United's worst start to a Premier League season in 26 years follows a turbulent summer in which Mourinho has been at odds with Woodward and the board over signings.
There were some eye-opening comments after the loss to Tottenham, highlighting the identity crisis that might be enveloping United. The win continues his ideal start to the season.
And his team starting well, enjoying the better of the first half and nearly going ahead, only for the positive response to turn into a nightmare as Harry Kane and Lucas Moura netted twice in as many minutes, with the latter adding a third later on.
"Jose Mourinho has been the most successful manager along with Pep Guardiola in the last 20 years in football and he is going through a hard moment now over the last couple of seasons with Manchester United". Three-nil. But it also means three premierships (EPL titles), and I've won more premierships alone than the other 19 managers together.
However, it was an impetuous move that Mourinho was left to rue.
Spurs now had a flawless record after three rounds helped when Harry Kane and Lucas Moura struck twice in a three-minute span early in the second half to get them ahead at Old Trafford.
A second-half opener from Harry Kane and a brace from Lucas Moura put United to the sword, and sent them tumbling down into the bottom half of the table after three games.
Manchester United lost 3-2 to Brighton and Hove Albion in their second Premier League fixture to lose ground on Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Manchester City.
"Why not? Because in the first game [it was Victor] Lindelof and [Eric] Bailly", he said.
"After two losses, we've got to start winning and win in a good way".
"Hugo knows he made a big mistake", said Pochettino. He has apologised to fans, us, the whole country. "I care more about the result and as a team". Except, you know, that problematic final score.
"In the first half zero corners, zero free kicks, on minute 50-something they had one corner and scored a goal, and you want, with that goal, you want to transform the story of the game". We've maybe fallen behind at the start of the season the last few years, so we have to stay up there from the very start. There appears to be confusion surrounding United's approach and it might not be helping two of its star players.
"He has got to come out of it because I have to say I look at the squad and the team and I'm not sure what the best XI is".