Pogba rejoined Manchester United in a then-world record fee of £93.25m in 2016 and he has 36 months left on his present deal at the Premier League giants.
But Mourinho is adamant that that has nothing to do with him as he defended his relationship with Pogba, revealing that he's only fined one player during his time at Old Trafford.
United fans will simply have to hope that Mourinho meant everything he said in that press conference and Pogba continues to perform like he did against Leicester City.
He poked fun at the "All Or Nothing" series, saying that it needed his presence to boost his popularity: "You know, a movie without me doesn't sell much".
Back at United this season, the 22-year-old's progress - including a call-up to the full Brazil squad - has led Mourinho to change his mind.
"He never had a fight with me". I don't care [about what he said after Leicester].
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Darmian deputised for captain Antonio Valencia in the win over Leicester City in United's opening Premier League game this season.
Mourinho confirmed that the French World Cup victor would remain as captain for the Manchester club's trip to the south coast this weekend.
The manager also reiterated the fact that is has been the best phase with the player in their two years of association.
"When he says he did it for the fans and for the team, it's exactly what I want, exactly what I demand from my players". "People can already feel his positive influence on the team and on the style of football that the team wants to play".
"Last season we thought - it was before the game against Basel - we thought young guy but good personality, made in academy, normally a starting line-up player, he has conditions to be captain in the future", he said.
Mourinho added that he expected another good display from Pogba against Brighton but stressed that a player he sees as future club captain "has the right to a bad match".