Later, in answer to a question about whether there has been an overreaction to the result at the Amex Stadium, Mourinho replied: "You are pessimistic, I'm not".
One of Mourinho's biggest issues at Man United is getting the best out of Paul Pogba.
But defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion in their second game have got the alarm bells ringing again at Old Trafford.
Speaking at his pre-match news conference on Friday at Carrington, Mourinho said: "How do I feel?"
When reminded that he had in the past always spoken about Woodward with respect, and asked if their relationship was still fine, he added: "Of course. We lost four games, we didn't score a goal, we didn't win a point", said Pochettino.
"You do the same when you win, when you win you have to move on and focus on what's next and imagine when you lose you have to do even more".
Mourinho was asked about those comments but said it was Pogba's place to explain what he meant.
Nemanja Matic, Alex Sanchez and Antonio Valencia all missed the trip to the south coast but has been back in training this week and all three could be included for the visit of Spurs.
"[Diogo] Dalot is also training with the team for the first time this week so in terms of medical department they are nearly free".