Pogba’s influence on Man United’s team has been growing with every performance to the point where he is now in excellent form heading into the Liverpool game at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Having been at the club as a youth player before he joined Juventus, Pogba knows the club inside out and speaking about his form Mourinho was effusive and full of praise.
“It is not fair to say a player has to be dominant,” said Mourinho.
“He [Pogba] is playing amazingly well, yes. No doubts about it. But the team is also playing well. I am not expecting the team to play really bad and for one player to have all the weight on his shoulders, not Paul, not anyone.
“I expect the team to play well and Paul to be at the level he is playing now regularly.”
When further talking about Pogba’s characteristics and potential as a future captain of Man United, Mourinho added: “I think he has the charisma, the ambition, the mentality.
“He is a good professional. Being so young and with so many ingredients, I think he can.”
I could absolutely see Pogba as a future captain but in the current squad I’d put Ander Herrera ahead of him. I see real natural leadership ability in Herrera and you can tell just how much he loves playing for United more than most players, that affection really hasn’t gone unnoticed among fans.
Mourinho is building something excellent at the club right now. We’ve got a great crop of players and after another summer he’ll have the time and opportunity to shape the squad he wants – we’ll then be in a great position to challenge on all fronts. Pogba is going to play a crucial role in that.
Will he be United’s future captain? He’d certainly have the support of fans. As I said, Herrera is my top choice in the current squad but let’s see just how much Pogba progresses both in his influence on and off the pitch at United.