The Frenchman has made an impressive return to action following two months on the sidelines; his presence on the pitch has coincided with Mourinho’s men claiming two four goal wins in three Premier League matches.
Mourinho himself, speaking ahead of the 4-1 win over Newcastle United which saw Pogba claim a goal and an assist, noted that Man United were a different team with the 24-year-old in the middle.
And Pogba, speaking to MUTV, has shed some light on what goes on behind the scenes at Carrington under the 54-year-old’s close inspection.
“My favourite part is the game at the end of the session,” he said. “The worst is the same for everyone I think – the tactics.”
“Defensive tactics because you just have to drill, you don’t have the ball. I always learned playing with my friends.
“When you come from where I come from it was like two-vs-two, three-vs-three. It was physical and technical so I always loved it. I always loved the beautiful tekkers, the nice skills.”
As Pogba notes, the mundane tactical sessions and hours spent watching footage – thankfully not of Phil Jagielka anymore – are the least desirable aspects of the job for any footballer.
But for Mourinho and his assistants, this is the best part – the process whereby the Mourinho identity imprints itself on the squad, session by session.
This aspect, combined with the game at the end, captures Mourinho’s vision quite nicely: leaving no stones unturned and unshakeable comradeship.