"It's very hard to put me in a position where I have to criticise my players", said Mourinho when quizzed on Pogba's lack of form, which saw the 89 million ($125 million) midfielder dropped by his Portuguese manager when United last faced Huddersfield a fortnight ago.
Manchester United's Juan Mata scores a goal that is disallowed due to offside after VAR (Video Assistant Referee) is consulted during the FA Cup Fifth Round match at John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, February 17, 2018.
The FA Cup is surely Manchester United's best chance of claiming some silverware in the 2017-18 campaign.
Mourinho insisted afterwards he did not know the exact nature of the France international's problem and said the 24-year-old is a doubt for Wednesday's Champions League round-of-16 first leg clash with Sevilla in Spain.
Romelu Lukaku extended his impressive English F.A. Cup scoring record by netting twice in Manchester United's 2-0 win at Huddersfield to earn Jose Mourinho's side a quarterfinal tie at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.
"Now is the time to know about Paul, can he help us on Wednesday and to wait for information", Mourinho told reporters after the game.
"I think they had a different approach to what they had in the Premier League". I believe so. (Marcus) Rashford, (Ander) Herrera, (Antonio) Valencia, I think they have a chance.
He was working with United's reserve team, and in the midst of an injury crisis Scholes made a decision to return to help out Sir Alex Ferguson.
With Mourinho's incessant use of a 4-2-3-1 formation, over what would perhaps be a more beneficial 4-3-3, it is clear to see that it hinders players such as Paul Pogba to really show their flair and ingenuity when in advantageous areas of the pitch.
He said: "I like it". "I think it happens with every team when the best players, the most crucial players, for some reason are not performing".
"I am happy we won a match, especially after the defeat (at Newcastle last weekend)".
"I prefer to play at Old Trafford against Chelsea or Manchester City or Tottenham". Describing the confrontation as "a furious bust-up", the Mirror says that the Portuguese launched a scathing verbal attack on Pogba and Phil Jones in the dressing-room.
Filip has adopted Nemanja's new team since his father's £40million move from Chelsea in the summer and is now training with United's academy side.