Rashford burst onto the scene with eight goals in 18 games before Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal at the 20-time English champions.
Speaking to Spanish publication Sport, Deco said, "I do not discuss whether they [Real] are playing well or badly, but did people really think they would be the same without Cristiano?".
"A combination of the fact that we felt he had a little bit of ill-discipline in the middle of the park as more of a central midfielder".More news: Netanyahu: stability in Saudi Arabia vital
"I have to wait until Monday", Mourinho said.
United are aware of interest in Bailly from within the Premier League, but Milan have now joined the hunt for the player and are attempting to discover United's valuation.
Certainly some very striking omissions there but then again it is all down to Sir Alex, who is probably just about in a better position than us to comment. For me, it's not changed, I don't regret it at all.More news: Arsenal vs Liverpool: 3 key individual battles that will decide the game
Lukaku has not travelled to Italy due to a "muscle, tendon" issue that leads manager Mourinho to fear the striker could also absent for the Manchester derby on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
Last season Eric Bailly was hyped as Manchester United's best centre back, but it hasn't been all plain sailing for the Ivory Coast defender this term.
To conclude in one sentence- Alexis Sanchez is the embodiment of Manchester United's wage issues and things would have been a lot different had he been offered a reasonable salary in direct parity with his performances. "It's a big club and at a big club there is always talk". If they lose at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday night the Italian club will be confirmed as group winners.
Cristiano Ronaldo made the switch to Juventus over the summerWhat's the story? It's a great feeling and it's bringing us closer together.More news: Trump Announces Planned Crackdown on Asylum Seekers