United head into the game with Sunderland off the back of a 20 match unbeaten run having not lost in the Premier League since the reverse at Chelsea back in October.
But of those 20, 10 have been draws leaving the Red Devils still off the pace in the race for the top four.
Mourinho isn't concerned by the points, however, and is instead choosing to focus his attentions on a different aspect of his side's run.
"I think it's a good feeling to know we don't lose many matches, that we have a fantastic run of 20 games unbeaten in the Premier League," he said.
"I know as an example 10 matches, 10 draws, 10 points. Or 10 matches, five victories, five defeats, 15 points.
"What's better? The 15 points obviously.
"But in terms of looking to the future, I prefer to look at 10 matches, 10 draws because you have something that's not easy to have.
"You are quite solid mentally, difficult to beat, you fight against difficult circumstances, that kind of mentality of resilience, it's good to have it.
"But the points are the reality and it would be better for us in 10 matches to have five victories and five defeats."