It seems unlikely that McTominay will play in defence next season and the fact that Mourinho chose to overlook Axel Tuanzebe, a more natural centre-back, against Real Madrid speaks volumes.
But while his media hysterics are now familiar, sources in the United camp have indicated that Mourinho is plotting the more controversial move of arranging a team visit to aquatic theme park SeaWorld at exactly the same time his men are supposed to be playing against Real Madrid in Miami.
"I agree with him because it must be hard for him to work with a group of players that maybe he is going to have 50 percent of them in the future", the midfielder said.
"From what we're getting from the inside it [the atmosphere around the camp] has been nothing but positive", the United goalkeeper told Sky Sports News.
Terror a possible motive in car-ramming of foreign cyclists in Tajikistan
A view of a bridge to Afghanistan across Panj river in Panji Poyon border outpost, south of Dushanbe , Tajikistan, May 2008. Two suspects in the case were killed after they "resisted arrest" and a further four have been detained, the minister said.
'People like Herrera, (Eric) Bailly, (Juan) Mata, (Matteo) Darmian, they were phenomenal all pre-season, playing nearly every minute of every game. "You want to fight for the titles but you don't have the team with you to work for it right now".
José Mourinho insists that it would not be "a drama" if Manchester United only sign one more player this summer, despite his preference for two new additions to the squad.
Tottenham, on the other hand, are reported to be keen on Martial to bolster their attacking options on the wing.
Manchester United face Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup.
North Korea may be working on new intercontinental missiles
Many experts say North Korea merely intends to weaken the sanctions and has no intention of fully giving up its nuclear weapons. The militaries of North and South Korea have held talks in an attempt to further defuse tensions at the two countries' borders.
"Do you want me to be very happy with the players [Alexis Sanchez] has around him?" he asked reporters. From my position, the only thing I can give is my best in every training session and every game.
The Portuguese has also singled out players including club captain Antonio Valencia and wantaway forward Anthony Martial for criticism but Grant says Mourinho is a very different character when he is working with the squad.
Here are five talking points from United's final USA tour game at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium, which drew a crowd of 64,141.
Sanchez led the way, having joined the tour for the second game, but Ander Herrera and Juan Mata have been there throughout and are certain to start United's Premier League opener at home to Leicester a week on Friday.
North Korea is working on new missiles
Ed Markey, D-Mass., asked Pompeo at that hearing about whether North Korea was still producing material for nuclear weapons. The Monterey, California, nonprofit group analyzed commercial photos obtained from the satellite imagery firm Planet.