A defeat would cause a frenzy which could have disastrous implications for Mourinho's United future. His impressive performances have in turn helped Shaw secure a call-up for the England squad for the games against Spain and Switzerland in September.
Mourinho no longer has control over transfer matters and the club's willingness to give a lucrative new contract to a player he does not wish to keep further undermines his position.
"Of course", Mourinho said. If that did not happen, I would not have won the titles.
Mourinho referred to United's second-place finish last season.
'We are the last team in England to win a European cup.
"Did you read any philosopher or in your formation you never spent time reading Hegel", he added.
And when a reporter said Klopp - a two-time Bundesliga victor with Borussia Dortmund - does not hype his own achievements, Mourinho replied: "Because he never wins anything in global [tournaments] for example".
"Two seasons ago we had a fantastic season because we won the Europa League".
Earlier this month, reports in France claimed that Zidane is targeting the Premier League as his next destination and would be keen on replacing Mourinho as United manager.
"You can't totally blame everything on the manager [Mourinho] - he hasn't helped - but he himself needed to be a lot stronger in the way he was trying to get himself going and he seemed to shy away from it", the former striker told Sky Sports The Debate.
The two defeats in a row means United have suffered their worst start to a season since the 1992-93 campaign although the Red Devils will be looking to bounce back when they face Burnley on Sunday.
Put to Giggs that he was among the contenders to replace Mourinho with one bookmaker, the Wales manager replied: "I'd keep your money in your pocket if I was you".
Mourinho also taunted Tottenham for fans for chanting "you're not special anymore" at him during Monday's galling defeat.
"Everyone in the dressing room is really sad, especially after the first half we had and especially a big thank you to the fans for the way they supported us, even when we were down 3-0, was unbelievable".