"This season, especially after the World Cup that he's had, he's going to start expressing himself a lot more".
Instead of praising Pogba's performances, Mourinho urged him to "understand" why he had done so well in Russian Federation and appeared to suggest the player lacked the same focus for his club.
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo reported earlier Monday that Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, had travelled to England to negotiate his client's exit, with Barcelona and Juventus preferred destinations. Thank you. He's my friend, I grew up with him.
Pogba did not want to continue partnering Nemanja Matic at the base of a two-man midfield, and instead pushed for United to switch to a 4-3-3 - giving him his preferred position on the left of a midfield three.
If the 55-year-old does not last at the 20-time Premier League champions this campaign, perhaps he would consider taking on an worldwide job, something he has not done before.
Action movie star Steven Seagal named Russia's humanitarian envoy with US
Seagal has been a regular visitor to Russia for years, and Putin granted the American actor a Russian passport in 2016. Seagal's grandmother was born in Vladivostok, and the actor and Putin share a passion for martial arts.
'For one month the players are in a closed camp, ' Mourinho explained. However, the deadline in England is 5pm on Thursday, leaving United little or no time to sign a replacement unless they meant to replace him with new £52m signing Fred.
The Red Devils, therefore, have limited time to acquire a replacement for Pogba and makes any deal before the transfer window in Spain closes on 31 August a near-impossibility.
Meanwhile, United remain in talks with Bayern Munich over Germany centre back Jerome Boateng.
Jose Mourinho tells ESPN FC that the World Cup was the flawless habitat for Paul Pogba as he could 'only think about football'. Everton have lined up Mina as a back-up if they can not sign Rojo but face competition from Lyon.