Mourinho even claimed he was more pleased with their last home display – the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham – than he was this latest effort.
The United manager saw a run of three consecutive wins, all of them away from Old Trafford, come to an end in lethargic fashion.
“Not a good performance, not a good result but a fair result,” said Mourinho.
“Wolves, by the way they faced the game, I think they deserve it. They play like I like to play which is like the World Cup final.
“That is the attitude I like my teams to have in every match. We didn’t have that. They did. That attitude made a difference.”
“I expect my team to play better than we did,” added Mourinho. “If we had played against Wolves like we did against Tottenham, then I think we would win.
“It is a bit of a contradiction but I’m more disappointed today than I was against Tottenham.
“Against Tottenham we lost the game but I liked very much my team’s performance.
“Of course, we had a better result and one point is better than zero. But I did not like my team.”
The Wolves goal, in particular, was a major disappointment and recalled the worrying days of August when United lost consecutive games to Brighton and Spurs, while conceding three times in each.
But Mourinho was more concerned by what he saw as his team’s poor attitude as he came close to suffering consecutive home league defeats for the first time in his career
“I can’t explain the difference of attitude because I never had a difference of attitude,” he said.
“For me it is difficult to explain that.”