Manchester United ended up 19 points adrift of their derby rivals, while Mourinho was criticised for his side's unadventurous style of play in the Premier League.
The Red Devils were desperately trying to sign a centre-back before the window closed.
"The target is the Leicester match", said the United manager. But Mourinho now says he is focusing on the players already at his disposal.
"I will focus on the players that are available, so I am not even thinking about that list of injured players I gave you, (Nemanja) Matic, (Antonio) Valencia and so on".
Leicester's steadfast refusal to sell Harry Maguire scuppered any move for the England star, while Press Association Sport understands Bayern Munich did not want to allow Jerome Boateng to head to Old Trafford on loan.
United were prepared to break the world transfer record for a defender and spend up to £100m, but Old Trafford executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward could not deliver a big buy.
Leicester City reportedly wanted close to £75m and, despite Mourinho's protests, the Man United chiefs elected to pass.
"It is the same, the same squad as last season", Mourinho told Sky Sports.
Pogba was linked with a move to Barcelona earlier this week but the United board never had any intention of selling him.
Elsewhere, Everton is hopeful of tying up a deal for Barcelona center-back Yerry Mina, who scored three times for Colombia at the World Cup, and Brazilian winger Bernard.
Mourinho has bemoaned United's lack of first-team regulars during pre-season with several of their players returning to the club late following their involvement at the World Cup in Russian Federation.
The Croatian winger nearly joined the Red Devils in 2017 but Woodward baulked at paying Inter Milan's £45m asking price.
The Red Devils finished in second place in the Premier League table last term but the 20-time English champions finished a long way behind champions Manchester City.
Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro (US$92 million) swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday to replace Belgian worldwide Thibaut Courtois, who has joined European champion Real Madrid.
But that challenge will become exponentially more hard if the earth itself gets into the act, the researchers said. Commenting on the research, some experts said uncontrolled warming is still uncertain but not implausible.
The city just signed an interim operating agreement with Bird on July 31 to allow the company to do business in Kansas City. Riders can rent a scooter through an app on their smartphone and drop it off anywhere in the city when they are finished.
In rejecting the recent proposal by Gemini, the SEC had cited concerns over market manipulation and security of customer's funds. While the bitcoin ETF proposal has been in the works for about three years now, it was only revealed around June.
Hurricane Hector was formed far out in the Pacific Ocean on 2 August with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kph). A high surf warning has been issued for east shores of the Big Island in anticipation of the impacts of Hurricane Hector.
More than 3,000 doses remain in stock in the capital Kinshasa, allowing authorities to deploy them quickly to affected areas. Tarik Jasarevic from the World Health Organization explains why it is so hard to deal with the latest outbreak.
That charge and some costs tied to a pending $69 billion acquisition of the health insurer Aetna led to the quarterly loss. Net loss attributable to CVS was $2.56 billion, or $2.52 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30.
The Blast reports that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in NY confirmed that Shields' body was discovered around 9 a.m. Bethenny Frankel's on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields has reportedly died from a suspected overdose.
IKEA will be opening 40 such stores in years to come in Navi Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Chennai and Kolkata. Like the products, the food is also affordable with biryani priced at Rs 99 and chicken meat balls Rs 149.
Ahead of them could be the exciting triumvirate of Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Arsenal have received six red cards in Premier League opening weekend fixtures, more than any other side.
On the back we have a single-lens camera, and the phone features just one port as well, the USB-C connector. Why are Pixel 3 XL units out in the wild at this time? In the meantime, check out the full clip below.
Kentucky gets five-star small forward for 2019
IL made Kahlil Whitney a priority in its 2019 recruiting, making a push for the five-star wing and Chicago native to return home. Whitney joins 5-star combo guard Tyrese Maxey and 4-star small forward Dontaie Allen in next year's class for the Wildcats.
Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend
The comet Swift-Tuttle orbits the sun once every 133 years, so every August, the Earth passes through the comet's debris field. The Perseids are best seen after 11 PM, away from city lights , and while looking at the northeastern sky.
Isabela Moner Appears as Dora the Explorer in Film's 1st Pic
On Friday, Paramount Pictures released the first look at its live-action " Dora the Explorer " film, produced by Michael Bay . The image features Moner sporting Dora's classic hairdo, complete with the explorer's trademark pink shirt and orange shorts.
House of Fraser chain goes into administration
Later this morning, Sports Direct boss and Newcastle United owner, Mike Ashley , stepped in to buy the ailing department store. House of Fraser has gone into administration and been rescued at a knock-down price by the Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley .
Blue Light From Phones Speeds Up Blindness, Study Claims
A new study from the University of Toledo has revealed how blue light from smart devices and screens is damaging our eyes. Instead, he said, it's just blue light, which "can kill any cell type". "It can kill any cell type".
Brad Pitt’s $8m loan to Angelina Jolie
Jolie was trying to restrict Pitt's interactions with the children, and the judge came down hard on her earlier this summer. Angelina Jolie would have been better off saying it was child support since a loan she will have to pay back - see below.
Magic Leap’s mixed reality headset is finally on sale
Today, it has finally released its first product: The Magic Leap One, Creator Edition , the first "mixed-reality" headset. The device will cost $2,295, with an optional Professional Developer Package available for $495.
Sabates thinks France unfairly blamed for NASCAR's downturn
Brian France has retreated from the spotlight the last two years as NASCAR has struggled with attendance and television rankings. He knows the ins and outs of what's going on to this very minute in the sport, has been around the sport for a long time.
DOOM Eternal gameplay reveal: Here's how to watch
You can find both of the gameplay sections that were shown today for DOOM Eternal below courtesy of MKIceAndFire . As promised, id Software and Bethesda has revealed at QuakeCon 2018 the first gameplay footage for DOOM Eternal .
Russian envoy calls on Imran Khan
However, no official notification confirming the swearing-in ceremony on August 18 has been issued as yet. Mr Khan had contested from five constituencies and had won from all of them.