"One thing I can promise: I will always give it 100 per cent, regardless for which coach". The only thing that is clear for me is that the player never - never, in all these days we are together - told me that he wants to leave.
"Since under-16 I played with him", said the Watford midfielder.
"Neville the pundit on Pogba would say, 'He's a talented player but I want to see more consistency and leadership, '" he said. "Today he is in a different dimension and I think he is a real superstar now".
Mourinho says Pogba has never mentioned to him that he wants to leave but admits he is now "in the dark" as to whether he will stay put. I have a direct relationship with the players - not just Paul.
"I make no secret I want to become like him".
'I don't know if that is true, ' he said when asked whether Pogba is pushing for a transfer.
"Juan and Ander, even if they are not playing or not playing a lot, not starting matches, from the personality point-of-view and character point-of-view, by what they represent in the modern society in football, they are nearly unique pieces that I also don't want to lose".
"If you live it from within, as happened to me in the first 4 years, you are not amazed at the path and the triumphs".
The 2018 FIFA World Cup victor has come in for criticism from some quarters for his form since returning to Manchester United in 2016, despite winning the Europa League and helping Jose Mourinho's team to a second-place finish last season.
"If I was still in that dressing room giving personal advice it would be, 'Paul, it's obvious you want to play somewhere else but be professional". "Don't be someone who is seen as a mercenary or a mutineer". You don't need to do that'.