However, Mourinho decided to rest the duo at Old Trafford on Monday evening, with Bailly and Smalling starting in their place.
Speaking prior to the game, Mourinho revealed why he decided to rotate his squad.
“I do it because I trust these players,” Mourinho said.
“Jones and Rojo are playing phenomenal, but I trust Bailly and Smalling so I change these two players because I trust them.
“If i don’t trust them I don’t change the team.
“Rooney is injured, Carrick is ill, but I have options.
“It’s a very difficult match and obviously very difficult two matches at the same time.”
Mourinho insists he trusted the players he brought in for United to pick up all three points at Old Trafford.
Rojo was brought on in the second-half for Daley Blind after the Dutchman picked up a yellow and helped close out the game.