United are in desperate need of a win against Valencia in Tuesday's Champions League clash, given their draw against Wolves was compounded by a shock Carabao Cup exit to Derby and chastening loss to West Ham.
Pellegrini's side have picked up seven points from their last three matches to get their season up and running. We didn't play well on Saturday but we gave our best in that moment.
United are nine points off the title pace just seven games into the season, and to outside eyes at least Mourinho seems to have compounded their worst start for 29 years by conducting public feuds with his players.
But hopes this might spark a major recovery by the visitors were soon dashed when Marko Arnautović, who played under Mourinho at Inter Milan, restored the Hammers' two-goal lead three minutes later.
"Hello, hello", he said theatrically, as he walked into the room, smiling as he surveyed his audience, attempting to play down any sense of crisis.
"I don't think [Luke] Shaw is a Man United player".
"I think some care more than others", Mourinho said.
"Mourinho is wasting so much energy on proving he is top dog off the pitch that performances are suffering on it", the former-England man continued. The manager isn't on the pitch, is he?
At his pre-match media conference for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Valencia, Mourinho was asked if his job was on the line this week ahead of the worldwide break.
As at Real and Chelsea, he has engaged in publicly criticising his bosses at the same time as falling out with some of his most high-profile players. When asked whether he wanted to stop and talk, the midfielder smiled, laughed and said: "You want me dead?"
Pogba was replaced early in the second-half at the London Stadium and was stripped of the vice-captaincy at the club last week.