'I told him after the City match that I don't expect him to be man-of-the-match or to score two goals every week. "I expect you to be consistent at a certain level". Stability inside the working week and for the last few weeks, I'm really happy with him'. A team that came from 2-0 down to win its last match.
But unlike London side Tottenham Hotspur, who have played their home games at Wembley this season while they build a successor ground to White Hart Lane, the only venue of comparable size near Old Trafford is local rivals Manchester City's 61 000 Etihad Stadium.
'That's the challenge he has to put to himself, to keep a certain stability, not have the good match, the so-so match and the bad match.
Pogba wasn't the only one Mourinho wants to be more stable, as he also told his critics to support him and his team after good performances just as readily as they bash United after poor ones.
Mourinho, in short, believes United are not being given enough credit for a successful season.
Pogba has received widespread criticism this season for his performances in a United shirt, often having little impact and failing to exhibit his obvious talent.
'We are not going to spend more than we can, we are not going to do anything insane, ' he said. "That's what we are going to try". "We need the points to finish second. obviously to finish fourth, we need four or five points, but to finish second we need much more than that". I'm sure all the other team in the top six feel the same, but let's see what happens.