Van Gaal, who was in attendance at Anfield for United's league clash against rivals Liverpool on Saturday, believes that the situation surrounding his sacking could have been handled differently, while also accusing Mourinho of being "out of control" too often. "But in the second half we felt it hard to do that with the match and the dynamic it had".
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher wasn't particularly critical of Mourinho's tactics but did have some advice for the Portuguese boss if he plans to challenge for the title.
"I'm sure I will not finish my career here with Manchester United", he told Telefoot.
"Jurgen Klopp said afterwards that Liverpool could never play like that; well maybe his Liverpool could never play like that, but my Liverpool did and we did it plenty of times and got results on the back of it".
"Sir Alex Ferguson would never have subjected United fans, or one of his teams, to such a cowardly display, especially at Liverpool", Crooks wrote.
"I go back to when Peter Schmeichel was winning titles with Manchester United and they possibly had six big games - Liverpool home and away, Arsenal home and away and someone else challenging, whether it was Chelsea or Newcastle", Carragher ranted.
Conte blames Chelsea's injury woes on hectic schedule
And today Conte admitted in his pre-Roma press conference that he is flattered to be linked back to his homeland. You know very well the potential of the other teams but it is important for us to look at ourselves.
"His way of late is not working".
On Sunday, Mourinho said United would not be his last job and praised Paris Saint-Germain, in what may have been part of a contract renegotiation strategy.
Despite their underwhelming display in Liverpool, Manchester United remain unbeaten this season in all competitions.
United have recorded four 4-0 wins in the league and conceded only two goals - the division's best defensive record.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport?