Had Mourinho been in charge of transfer ins and outs at United, Anthony Martial would have been sold this summer, rather than kept on to negotiate a new contract, while a new centre-half would have arrived, despite concerns of value for money from the senior figures in the boardroom. "A good man, a good leader".
But in an interview with French TV programme Telefoot, Pogba spoke about his relationship with Mourinho. "I still have a contract, I am playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months", said the French midfielder. "But we heard a lot of talk". We have a common goal - to win.
Their problem will be the fact that PSG, Real Madrid and Barcelona are also eyeing up Dybala. But he attempted to pour some cold water over the prospect of a move. Manchester United are a great club and will always be great.
The France worldwide has now once again hinted that his relationship with Mourinho was not entirely ideal but played down the significance of this.
"I have a very good relationship with him". They know where I am. "But it's not me who is talking". Whether it was with the journalists, on the field, off the field, what was happening at my club ... "He told me about his experience and I took it into account".
United have lost two of their four league games this season, already sitting six points behind the early pace-setters, and chaos in the press has ensued.
Jose Mourinho's Manchester United has had a really shaky start to the season.
Adrien Rabiot's refusal to sign a new deal at the Parc des Princes was always going to keep his name in the rumor mill this season, but the 23-year-old's play might make it ever-present.
This weekend the worldwide break brought the opportunity for a much-needed rest, and Mourinho took full advantage by going to see his stars - David De Gea and co. - in action at Wembley stadium.