In that sense, the 54-year-old sees Arsene Wenger at Arsenal as something of a dying breed.
Countryman Romelu Lukaku, scorer of 11 goals in as many United games before Wednesday's fixture, was named in Joe Mourinho's line-up.
The Sweden centre-back had always been a target for United, who forked out an initial £30.75million to bring him in from the Portuguese champions during the summer.
Speaking to reporters, Mourinho said said: "I think you English media have the answer for that because, in one day, it says that I am going to sign a five-year contract, for £1billion per season and then, the next day, you say that I am leaving and going to PSG".
"Because in one day it says that I'm going to sign a five-year contract, one-billion pounds per season and then the next day you say that I'm leaving and I'm going to Paris St Germain".
"Within that context, I think that one point away against the strongest of the three teams with us in the group is a positive result".
According to Manchester Evening News he said "I did not sign a new contract but I am not thinking about leaving". I am at Manchester United and I have a contract.
"I think I'm going to be here in football for 15 years, minimum, and I think it is impossible to stay 17 years at the same club, even if you want, even if you try".
Only once the latter is achieved will Mourinho pause and think about what comes next. We are in October 2017 so I don't know what to say. I think that it's impossible to last so long.
The manager caused concern among United fans over the week-end by saying his current job wouldn't be his last.