Even Manchester City moved out of it in the end.
But with Zlatan Ibrahimovic still sidelined with a knee injury, Marcus Rashford was the only attacking player on the bench - a problem Mourinho says he hopes to solves by signing Sanchez.
In short, both clubs seem to be signing a player who will slot well into their existing system.
United can also take up a further 12-month option, but they are aware of the need to secure Pogba's future throughout the peak years of his career.
"The golden destiny of Alexis", said daily newspaper La Tercera.
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"I didn't pick him because of the question of him moving to Manchester United". "I think is so close, so close, so close that if it doesn't happen it's not going to happen so I am positive".
Sanchez and Mkhitaryan are not exactly the same sort of player, so perhaps it is unfair to compare their goal returns.
Mourinho watched Anthony Martial score the only goal of the game against Burnley to hand United their fourth consecutive win. "He is a player that we will not forget, especially for his contribution to our Europa League victory", added Mourinho.
That has been at the centre of the hold-up as player-plus-cash deals are notoriously tricky and very rare in English football so they are looking at two different transactions. He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he's very committed as well.
Quality wise the Red Devils have certainly gained an upgrade but fans shouldn't be surprised to see Jose dip into the transfer market for a winger once more in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Borussia Dortmund claiming the Gunners made a bid for over the weekend.