And the 54-year-old, when asked about whether Shaw would feature on Tuesday, confirmed that he would once again be in the squad but refused to disclose just how much time on the pitch - if any - he plans to give the ostracised Englishman.
Paul Pogba's outstanding clipped pass was the moment of magic required to unlock the CSKA Moscow defence and Lukaku held strong to direct home the leveller.
"Hopefully, we can win the game, that would be massive".
United's standards slipped in the latter stages of the half and they paid the price in injury time, albeit in controversial fashion.
"I would think that Mourinho will play a more cautious game". He looks like a player who needs to be playing every week.
United had missed several opportunities to take the lead in the first half, with Marcus Rashford coming closest when he hit the inside of the post in the opening minutes.
"The next match is the match that matters".
But Mourinho insisted he is not motivated by breaking new ground against City, who have won their last 13 Premier League games going into the derby. But he is always involved and working for the team.
However, despite his disappointment at missing that showdown, Jose Mourinho has no hesitations in naming the club's record buy in his side for the Champions League tie. Mustafi's, in particular, was particularly infuriating; that he attempted to switch the ball onto his dominant right foot knowing full well that Lingard was attached to his right shoulder is highly questionable. Was United's £31 million center back a dud?
Mourinho was delighted with the result and the attitude of his players and says whoever United are paired with in Monday's last-16 draw will consider themselves unlucky. Good performance and good attitude. Romero. Because he plays [against CSKA] and my goalkeeper is always the best goalkeeper in the world.
The confidence is now flowing and Lindelof is only looking ahead.