That's the verdict of Sky Sports commentator Phil Thompson after the disastrous club day.
Mourinho was desperate for another deal to be made, after only adding Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant during the summer.
But the head of United did not receive his wish because the deadline of 5 p. M. It passed without another arrival at Old Trafford.
And former Liverpool star Thompson believes the impasse over a fourth deal is due to a disagreement between Mourinho and CEO Ed Woodward over the club's policy on signings.
"I think it's a matter of confidence," he said on Sky Sports.
"I think the trust between the board, Ed Woodward, Jose.
"They were watching their players fit in? New direction if you want.
"All these teams are now looking to buy younger players with direct sales values." Mourinho is looking and wants to win now.
"I only think about the powers that be, and that is the concern I think for Manchester United, if they are not trusting José."
Sky Sports commentator Phil Thompson
"So sometimes he looks at 30-year-olds, at 30 years of age, in addition, to put him back on that winning staircase."
"I only think about the powers that be, and that is the concern I think for Manchester United, if they are not trusting José.
"José will understand and will know, no matter how much he says it.
"So I think there is a problem and I think the next few months will be very difficult for Manchester United."
Mourinho ignored his disappointment last night when United defeated Leicester 2-1 in their first game of the Premier League season.
The victory was built around a poignant performance and an early sanction from Paul Pogba World Cup winner, as well as Luke Shaw's first career goal.