They were every bit as disjointed as they were unenthused, giving the impression of a mid-table team riding out the final game of a long Championship season rather than prospective challengers in the Premier League.
The Old Trafford hierarchy preened this week after the latest financial results showed the club had earned revenue of more than half a billion pounds for the third year running.
Mourinho is facing a huge week after Saturday's shambolic 3-1 defeat at West Ham, which defender Luke Shaw described as "horrendous" and "awful", piled on the pressure ahead of the Champions League game against Valencia tomorrow and the visit of Newcastle four days later.
The Red Devils are now in a position of bother in Jose Mourinho's third season at the club, after having got off to a dismal start in the Premier League.
After the game, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand stated that the team might be on their way to "one of their worst seasons ever".
"There are some big decisions to be made at United now", he said.
"The basics are not being done and something has to be said."Speaking to BT Sport, Ferdinand said, "There will be conversations at the top level about the future of the manager and the squad". There has to be something said".
Mourinho hasn't just feuded with midfielder Paul Pogba, who played 70 minutes after being stripped of the vice captaincy, he also opened up a new front against his dressing room by publicly undermining Alexis Sanchez on Saturday.
Tommy Docherty, who managed Manchester United for five years, insists that his former side should never have re-signed Paul Pogba and must now attempt to sell him. No manager can criticise his players in public with such grinding regularity and hope to get away with it. I look at my team.
Former United captain Gary Neville best summed up the malaise, tweeting that the first 45 minutes was "tough to watch".
The Chile worldwide forced his exit from the Emirates in January after threatening to wind down his contract and United beat eventual champions Manchester City to his signature after agreeing an eye-watering £500,000-a-week deal.