A defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor will ramp up the pressure even further and even put Mourinho's position under serious threat.
And he went on the offensive again yesterday in another show of self-promotion after being asked what it meant to be in charge at Old Trafford.
Having come off due to a hamstring injury at Fulham last weekend, Gudmundsson missed Thursday's Europa League clash with Olympiakos, with teenager Dwight McNeil taking his place on the left wing and delivering an eye-catching performance on what was his first start.
Meulensteen says the 55-year-old should put more "energy" in making sure his team are successful on the pitch, rather than worrying about the media.
"Did you read any philosopher or in your information you never spent time reading Hegel?"
And when it was confirmed to him that Jurgen Klopp had been asked about his own failure to win the league, Mourinho said: "Because he never won anything in worldwide for example..."
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Two consecutive defeats, the heaviest home loss in four years - it's been a dismal start to the season for Manchester United and many fans are pointing the finger of blame at manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho said (via ManUtd.com).
"I think we have learnt a lot". I had great success last season that's what you probably don't want to admit. And I answer you the question.
"When he said I haven't won anything outside of Germany, he's right". That's easy. I had last season great success.
Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero was also in the team against Stoke after recovering from the knee problem which ruled him out of the World Cup. I repeat, I have won eight titles.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola defenders under-fire Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho, insisting that there is "no doubt" about his ability. "The quality of the managers I believe is when you get to that level, all the managers they are top, top managers".
Tottenham fans had goaded Mourinho with chants of "You're not special anymore".