Dalot joined this summer for £19m but Mourinho wants him to ease him into Premier League action.
"Would I rather have Paul Pogba or James Milner in my team?"
But, with Pogba, it's all about him and his game.
But Dalot, who made his Manchester United debut in the Champions League win in Switzerland, will be back in the stands but will play in the Carabao Cup against Deby.
Mourinho's remarks are likely to be welcomed by Pogba especially as the Portuguese had reportedly angered the 25-year-old last month when he implied Pogba played much better for France at the World Cup than he did for United last season as he was not surrounded by his entourage. That's easy. It isn't even a question. That comes from training every day, you've got to show the manager that you want (to play).
"I think the team is resolving the defensive problems better than before", Mourinho said.
There have been three or more goals in five of United's six games to date in all competitions this season but I'm not convinced we're going to witness a free-scoring affair here.
"But I think the happiness, the confidence, the self-esteem was what pushed him to play in our first match against Leicester nearly without training and he played a very good match".
With Shaw still only 23 and new boy Dalot just 19 years old, there is a sense that the duo could go on to become a formidable long-term full back pairing for United, and speaking on BT Sport, via the Daily Star, former United star Hargreaves told the pair to match the exploits of Liverpool's star full backs.
Mourinho's agent, Jorge Mendes, has strong links with Saturday's opponents Wolves, where he works as an adviser to Chinese owners Fosun - and he also represents their Portuguese manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
It seemed to me that the City players were waiting for his instructions, they needed a kick up the backside to go and take the next step in the game. He is a player to be here to compete for positions (in the team).
"There's a player in there, but I don't think he's getting the most out of himself", Souness added. I don't see him having improved at all since the day he arrived.