The Spaniard was instrumental in his club’s victory over the away side despite initially not having anything to do in the 2-0 win.
Quickfire goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez saw United all but win the game in the opening twenty minutes but the Swans responded after the break.
De Gea was then needed to help keep the clean sheet with his two incredible saves helping to keep Swansea at arms length.
Lindelof was also key in keeping the clean sheet and repaid his manager’s faith for selecting him over Eric Bailly.
“I think [those two saves] prove his quality. The opponent might not have much, but he is always ready when shots do come and always there to save them. He is a fantastic player.
“We always want to keep a clean sheet, that’s very important for us because if we keep a clean sheet, we know our attacking players can score goals.”
Mourinho perhaps expected a deep, narrow Swansea side who counter-attack but was instead greeted with a team who hardly showed up for the first half.
Lindelof wasn’t needed to break down the opposition in the second half either as Manchester United were too busy trying to keep the ball out of their own net.
Other opportunities will present themselves for the former Benfica man to show off his passing but Bailly isn’t exactly a slouch in that department either.
In fact, Chris Smalling, who started the match as well, is more so infamous for his poor distribution which even saw him being dropped from the England squad.