Yet the manager was far more equivocal when asked about Pogba, despite saying he wanted the midfielder to stay.
Media reports have linked the 25-year-old with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, among other top European outfits, in the close season transfer window but Mourinho thinks Pogba will play at the Theatre of Dreams next season. I was here in the Academy and for me, it was a dream to play for the first-team, and I did it.
The Frenchman has endured three hard campaigns in England, and is said to be frustrated with life in Manchester and the lack of first team starts with the FA Cup finalists this season.
Pogba has found form in recent weeks and was named as the club's player of the month for April, with his double against Manchester City sparking a brilliant 3-2 comeback win which denied City a title celebration against their rivals.
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Paxton told reporters that some of his family and friends were at the game and it was special he could share this with them. James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Toronto Blue Jays .
Mourinho will be determined that his side does not suffer another defeat, following last weekend's with the Seagulls and will be telling his players to do all they can to ensure they get the three points on the night.
Manchester United manager Mourinho has revealed that he is apparently "stuck" with a few players in the team who are not too strong psychologically to thrive at the Old Trafford. You know, if I listened to everyone, I would be everywhere'.
"The most important quality is to be a man", said Mourinho, before the penultimate league game away to West Ham on Thursday. I think it's normal that during the season, you have your low moments, but in a balanced way. To have the same mentality as I have, is to face every game in the same way.
Luke Shaw is also now a part of the squad though there are some doubts over his place next season and whether he'll even be at Old Trafford. An additional player who strived hard to gain his trust, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, is now part of Arsenal, where he went in January.