The 23-year-old was heavily criticised following his arrival from Juventus as the world’s most expensive footballer, but has been settling into life at Old Trafford well.
He provided an assist in Man United’s 3-1 Boxing Day defeat of Sunderland, which was his third of the Premier League campaign and has been completely orchestrating the midfield play.
Speaking about the Frenchman, Mourinho insists his talent will seriously flourish next campaign.
“The Premier League is very difficult,” he said.
“You play three, four years in Italy and you come to the Premier League and the world is completely different.
“He’s doing well, he’s doing more than well. His evolution is clear. So I can imagine that next season for Paul will be top.”
He was 14th in the Ballon d’Or vote for 2016 and very few of the players that finished ahead of him are not strikers.
To be considered world-class at the age of 23 highlights his ability moving forward and it’ll be incredible to see his progress at Old Trafford as he develops as a player.
Hopes are he can continue to build on his showings as he’s already been performing well, but it’s only set to get better from here.