Mourinho has quickly reminded the Spurs fans about how quiet they were at Wembley in April when Manchester United beat them in the FA Cup semi-final and ended their dream of winning a trophy after more than a decade.
However, Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, believes that his rival from the other side of the city deserves a lot of respect for all his achievements.
Mourinho said: "It is his own decision, I never ask players not to play for their country or interfere with selection".
On Friday Mourinho, a title victor in Italy, Spain and England, proclaimed that he would be "one of the greatest managers in the world" even if he doesn't win the Premier League title while at United. "And I answer the question".
Mourinho was ultimately frustrated in his pursuit of a number of defenders, however, and a disappointing start to the 2018-19 campaign has seen United lose two of their three Premier League fixtures.
Speaking to the press ahead of Manchester City's game vs Newcastle United, Guardiola said, "Unfortunately, it's our job, it's happened to me in the past, our job depends on results".More news: Detroit hosts star-studded funeral for Aretha Franklin
After surprising everyone in the early weeks of last season, Burnley have made an even slower start than United this time, with one point from three games. "To the manager who finished fifth".
"He feels that, after that [the game at Turf Moor], he needs two weeks to put himself in good shape and, because of the friendly matches in Asia, they made the decision for his good and, in effect our good, for him not to go".
"I said before the start of the season that matching what we did last season was going to be hard", Mourinho said. He had that balance and consistency, especially against Brighton in a bad team performance.
"It's been a big week for him that ends with a very important match against Burnley, this is the most important thing", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.
Martial has been less involved than Shaw, playing only 60 minutes in this season's Premier League, but reports have indicated the forward will soon sign a new long-term contract.