Mourinho has stated he is quite pleased Manchester United lost to Barcelona in the ICC, saying it will do them good.
Manchester United fell to their first loss in the International Champions Cup, losing 1-0 in the USA.
And Mourinho believes it was important his team lost a match in the preseason than win all their matches.
“It’s very important to lose a match in pre-season. You don’t like to lose but I think it’s very important,” Mourinho told MUTV.
“I think it would be very bad for us to leave the US without a defeat, playing against teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, it would be very bad to go home with just victories. So the defeat is good.
“But I think in the game we did some very good things and we did bad things. The very good things are to keep and the bad things are to improve.
“I am very happy. There are no injuries because with Juan Mata and Ander Herrera at this moment, I don’t think we are talking about injuries. They will be back to training I think next Saturday, no problem to be back to training, so no injuries, a fantastic atmosphere, a fantastic work ethic, great organisation. So now we just need to land safely in Manchester and this part of the pre-season was perfect.”