Manchester United's manager has always been keen to add to his defence, and having not been granted the money to sign Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng or Harry Maguire in the summer, Mourinho is still set on a major signing.
After calling time on his medal-laden career over the summer, the 37-year-old midfielder swapped the armband for a coaching role as he took up the offer to permanently join United's backroom staff as first-team coach.
His public criticism of Mourinho's tactics led to the decision with Ashley Young leading United out in recent weeks in Antonio Valencia's absence.
But the one common factor that has been involved in each and every one of these issues, has been the team's manager, Jose Mourinho. "This is my opinion and I would have said that to him, I would say "no, that's not something to say because you are not the manager".
"I've never played for the France team to be captain, already being here is a big thing for me" Pogba said.
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The Red Devils have picked up only 13 points from eight Premier League fixtures and sit eighth in the table. They gave me confidence as well. "Whether it be "Grizou" [Antoine Griezmann], Kylian [Mbappe] or Raph [Varane], they deserve it a lot more than me".
"I agree with Jose I think there is a bit of a manhunt out there - everyone seems to be looking at him".
He said the France captaincy was not one of his main goals.
"I am there to do what he wants me to do, so it's getting the balance right".
"For me, a leader isn't someone who wears something on his arm, who puts on the captain's armband".
"As a leader you can talk on the pitch but I've seen leaders who didn't necessarily talk", the midfielder submitted."But I hope with all my heart that it's one of the four, because there is [also] NG [N'Golo Kante]".