Manchester United succumbed to a 3-1 loss away to Liverpool in a result that sees them move closer to the bottom of the table than the top.
It was an empathically one-sided game that reinforced just how far the club has fallen in recent months. Speaking on Sky Sports, Gary Neville was left stunned by an "absolutely awful" Man United who failed to execute basic footballing requirements.
I don't know really. I'm still in shock a little bit. I don't know. To be fair, you probably expect it. What we thought would probably happen before the game, but maybe you are thinking something different might happen in the match but Liverpool are streets ahead.
He took particular issue with the club's midfield.
"If you're Paul Pogba watching Matic, Herrera, Fellaini, Fred play the other night... not one of them can pass a football!"
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 16, 2018
Graeme Souness was similarly critical, describing their style of play as "hanging on football."
The club do have a favourable run of fixtures to come, with Cardiff City, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle to come. But for Mourinho and Manchester United, their glaring issues were never as apparent as they were in Anfield today.