"I can not tell you half of the things I told my team at half-time because there would be lots of bleeping on television", Mourinho said.
"It is a big game against Liverpool", Mourinho said. "But, after that, the attitude was fantastic, and the intensity, the quality, the dynamic".
Since Fergie's retirement five years ago, United have often appeared to lack numerous traits they consistently demonstrated during his unrivaled reign.
At one point in the first half Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were left staring at each other on the edge of the Palace box, arms extended towards the other, as the home side mounted another attack.
"It's going to give us a lot of confidence because when you win the game it's always easier to go in to the next one", Matic told Sky Sports.
"But I'd say we deserved that because the dominance in that last half-hour was huge".
After squaring up Smalling on the left, the Belgium worldwide rolled a pass across the edge of the penalty area for Andros Townsend to shoot past David de Gea thanks, in part, to a defection off Lindelof.
"In the second half we were all expecting a direct comeback, and then we concede a goal that is a good goal to show the kids in the academies in the country".
"After tonight we will focus on that game and will be waiting with a smile on our faces to welcome them at Old Trafford". Matic nearly equalized with a thunderous strike that Benteke cleared off the line and United's pressure was rewarded in the 76th minute. I can't criticise any player or person for the effort they put in, their discipline tactically.
Asked about the momentum gained ahead of the Liverpool game, he said: "I think it has teed up perfectly that we have gone above them again".