Mourinho surprisingly put Pogba straight into the starting line-up and handed him the armband even though the Frenchman had just returned to training on Monday after his exertions in lifting the World Cup less than a month ago. 'The manager was inside, the physio, the kitman, we were all a group.
I don't want to speak too soon after one game, but I want to be up there with the best left-backs in the world.
"I am the same, it's the same Paul Pogba, the France midfielder said, reflecting on his summer". After the World Cup I am the same. "I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the European Championship so there are more to win". I know it's a great cup, it will stay in my mind, but I want to win all the trophies.
"The team played as a team", Mourinho said. "We thought maximum [he would play] 60 minutes, but he managed more than 80", Mourinho told the media after the match on Friday. We planned to go to Old Trafford early yesterday to try to get Pogba's autograph before the players went off to their hotel, but had a delay with the auto hire at Manchester Airport and missed the team.
"We should start the Premier League with a win and we did".
"I find this really unusual", he said. I was fantastic spirit, and there were periods of very good football.
"Like I said, when you are comfortable, when people trust you and have confidence then you are good in your own head and it's going to be easier".
After a summer spent continually lamenting his lot at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho was relatively chipper in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.
Mourinho has clashed with the club's hierarchy in recent weeks and showed his frustration at not adding to his squad before Thursday's transfer deadline.
Former Arsenal playmaker Nicholas predicted that Mourinho wouldn't last the season at Manchester United after a hard summer.