Ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Valencia, Mourinho insisted he doesn't fear for his job but refused to state whether he had met with the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in the past few days.
However, the prolific Frenchman was anxious that Mourinho might think he is plotting a move behind his back and hence, called him to clear the air (h/t Sun).
When asked to assess Pogba's performance in Saturday's 3-1 loss at West Ham, Mourinho, who was already standing and trying to exit the news conference, paused to think but opted to follow his press officer's orders by leaving after taking only three questions.
So Mourinho took the chance to tell the Spanish journalist to get the answer direct from the horse's mouth.
They are 14th in La Liga with just one win in their opening seven games but have only lost once.
Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville defended the club's beleaguered manager Jose Mourinho on Sunday but accused those above him of having no long-term plan to restore former glories.
"What I can do to improve things I do and I will improve the things that depend on me and my work".
"Every player is different, no player is the same". We will see tomorrow and in the next games who the leader is.
"Scott McTominay is a kid with a special character, " Mourinho said.
"We need to play the ideal match to win", Marcelino continued but added some words of caution about the task ahead. "The most important is on the pitch". I'm still naive, but I still don't believe that a player is not honest.
"At the end of the day the best scorers are Hazard and Pedro, but with the quality of players we have on the pitch, it's (the lack of goals from elsewhere) not too good". Everybody has a role to play.
"When we lose, the responsibility is the responsibility of everyone".
Arnautovic hit the back of the net during West Ham's 3-1 victory over Manchester United.