Wingers Steven Bergwijn and Erik Lamela were given unfamiliar roles up front with Mourinho revealing his frustration to Sky Sports before the game, while admitting he hopes a new signing will be made before the end of the window.
He said: “Nobody [will play as No 9]. We don’t have a nine, today we don’t have a nine.
“Sonny [Heung-min Son] is injured, Harry has a big game to play on Thursday, we have to protect him. In this moment we don’t have.
“The club is making an effort to try to give us, which I believe until the last day we are going to make it happen, but we are a different club to others, we have to do it in different ways and that’s what we are trying to do as a club. But today we don’t have that No 9.”