Mourinho and his players arrived at Old Trafford just 43 minutes before the scheduled 8pm kick-off after their bus had been caught in traffic on the three-mile journey from their city-centre hotel.
But they failed to impress as Mourinho's men made it four games without a win.More news: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 details leaked in an un-boxing video
"I'm pleased with the effort, the commitment, the improvement [after West Ham], but I'm not pleased of course with the result which is not a good result but is not a bad result".
"We had probably a couple of the biggest chances to win, but I have accepted the result as a fair result", he said. "And I don't say more than that", Mourinho told BT Sport. "I thought that was a fantastic season and I know the reasons why".
And Mourinho levelled the blame squarely at the feet of local police for causing unnecessary problems for United in the build-up to the match. We need to move the ball quicker and create more chances.More news: Cardi B questioned by police over strip club fight
The 43-year-old former England worldwide has been a stern critic of Mourinho, who in turn has hit back at the one-time United stalwart. "I think his mouth is out of control and he's embarrassing the club". Our attacking players aren't in their best moments of confidence and individual level.
Asked if he is fully behind Mourinho, Valencia replied: 'One hundred per cent. We don't have the technical quality to build from the back.
"Disappointing because it's two points dropped at home where we should be getting three points".More news: NJ surfer dies from 'brain eating amoeba' after visiting Texas water park