"I ran the London marathon in April past and it fell on the same weekend as the FA Cup Semi Final against Spurs, so I took him there and that was his first game".
Yet Pogba has now stirred the rumour mill over his future once again, with comments to the media that suggest his discontent under Mourinho's leadership will not evaporate any time soon. On top of his transfer troubles, Mourinho had a host of injuries and players lacking match sharpness after the World Cup to contend with.
"You have to keep it in mind, but you have to keep working to get better and better because I am still quite young".
Pogba posted a message on Instagram after the game that notably did not include a reference to his club boss.
Mourinho also added that the club had to play against a team that spent more than United in the transfer window, while also claiming that other teams are bringing quality players into their side.More news: Jorginho scores penalty as Chelsea win and Crystal Palace spoil Fulham's return
He has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Juventus after sources told ESPN FC the 25-year-old was unhappy at some of Mourinho's criticism of him during the summer.
Asked about his commitment to the club, Pogba again seemed to have a subtle go at Mourinho stating: "like I said I always give my best for the fans, for the team mates and for the people who trust me".
But there is something brewing behind the scenes and there has been for some time after Mourinho left Pogba out of the team on multiple occasions last season and publicly criticized him.
"I am someone who is not (in) a role that I give to myself".
Showing few signs of rust despite only returning to training this week, the World Cup victor, wearing the captain's armband, impressed in possession and without it, leading by example and keeping his cool from the spot.More news: DC, Charlottesville on edge as white nationalists prepare to rally
"I think that the fixtures that have come out for them and the way it's worked, I think will give them every opportunity to be there".
He clearly meant to motivate Pogba and make him focused for United as he was with France.
"I have the foundations to do that here with the manager and my team-mates at Manchester United".
"When you have everybody with you, everybody next to you, you know they want to fight for you, obviously it's going to be easier", he said.More news: Brooks Koepka holds onto 54-hole lead at PGA Championship