Mourinho tried to tread a diplomatic path around the subject of Sanchez, but said there are "some players in the football word" you have to try to sign if clubs have the chance.
The Manchester United striker suffered a nasty injury last season and spent a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Manchester United are now up against Stoke City on Monday and speaking about the early team news, the manager revealed, "Zlatan is injured, or is not totally happy with his condition". He fought like a tiger, like he likes to say, to be back, which he did.
Ibrahimovic (knee) could return to training by the end of January.
"He consulted other doctors and other opinions, and we all made the decision to stop treatment".
'It's kind of weird, after a long time with games every three or four days, and it comes in good timing for the whole team to spend time together and work in that area of the world with such a good climate, especially in a month like January.
Antonio Valencia and Michael Carrick both returned to full training in Dubai, but we're still in wait and see mode regarding a possible return to action in this one. Valencia, on his part, picked up an injury against West Brom back in December against West Brom and hasn't featured since then. Also, the sure absentee will be center-back Eric Bailly.
United's players and coaches were greeted with rain shortly after landing in Dubai with Mourinho taking to Instagram to joke about the weather.
Midfielder Fellaini, who is waiting on United to offer him an improved contract, also posted a celebratory photo to the social media site as the squad took time out from another intense set of drills in the heat of the United Arab Emirates.
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