Manchester United have extended their unbeaten run to 20 games on the back of a stoppage-time penalty by star signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Everton.
The most alarming pattern in Man United's season appears to be their failure to put teams away at home - Tuesday's draw was their ninth league stalemate this season and their fourth in five games.
Then as if it to prove his point, he picked up where he left off before a three-match suspension, scoring the goal in the 93rd minute that once again bailed out United, helping them eke out a 1-1 draw.
Manchester United have drawn nine home games in the Premier League this season, and they are in danger of losing one of their top players should their form not improve.
"At this level, we need the fantastic body he has to play football fantastic physical qualities he has, the very good technical ability he has but he can not play with my understanding of the game", Mourinho said.
Although the Europa League could emerge as a priority target, the midfielder thinks things will change on the domestic front - even if the table does not make good reading after consecutive draws with West Brom and the Toffees. We hit the post as always.
"With the VAR (video assistant referee), we win this game 2-1 because it's not an offside", Mourinho said.
"It is a hard one for the linesman, I am not critical of him at all, I just say when the VAR comes it will help everyone, especially them".
United nearly hit back soon after, when Joel Robles bravely saved Daley Blind's free-kick and Ander Herrera hit the woodwork with the rebound.
Pogba came on at half-time and headed against the bar from an Ashley Young free-kick, while Ibrahimovic had a 71st-minute header chalked off for a marginal offside. I still am. We had seven from 18 players aged 22 or under today.
It was a remarkable end to an enthralling encounter in which United struggled to turn dominance into goals, like so many matches this term. We have gained the points we need to be in the Champions League, though we are on the limit now. "We were attacking for most of the game, we had good chances, but we have to do more".
The Portuguese said Shaw - who has made just two appearances for United in the past four months - was "a long way behind" his team-mates.style="text-align: center;"