Media speculation on Thursday suggested the reason United had not been as active as expected was down to the club's hierarchy overruling Mourinho on his primary targets.
After an unusual stuttering run-up that briefly gave way to jogging on the spot, Pogba rifled home the first goal from a third-minute penalty after Daniel Amartey had handled a shot from Alexis Sanchez. "I was wondering how he'd get the power, but he just lifts it over Kasper Schmeichel".
"Of course, it will be a hard season for everybody". The Portuguese manager was pointedly critical of his star player following the World Cup, essentially challenging him to replicate his World Cup form at the club level.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho 'fuming' with Mino Raiola over Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba , Ashley Young, Fellaini and Jesse Lingard may yet be involved against Leicester tonight. You'll see which teams are candidates".
Nonetheless Mourinho was pleased with his team's display, singling out Pogba and Shaw for particular praise, and the overall spirit.
Manchester United great Paul Scholes said Jose Mourinho has made too many unnecessary changes at Old Trafford which has led to a philosophy which has so far failed.
While Mourinho was happy with his team's effort against Leicester, he refused to be drawn on whether his team would be genuine title contenders this year after finishing in second place, 19 points behind champions Manchester City, last season.
Mourinho said that he had no choice but to hand a start to Pogba after Ander Herrera's injury. "I think we are more the head coach than the manager", he said. Paul [Pogba] was fantastic - his contribution was unbelievable, but the fuel was disappearing every minute, so we were in trouble and we needed [Scott] McTominay and [Marouane] Fellaini to give me that balance in midfield.
'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport
Horizon Air chief operating officer Constance von Muehlen said the company believed the mechanic involved was a Horizon employee. We'll move quickly to correct the record and we'll only point to the best information we have at the time. "Really tough.
Pogba came up with a complete performance in United's 2-1 win over Leicester City.
The Foxes impressed in the first period, with new-boys James Maddison and Ricardo Perreira both testing David De Gea in the United goal.
"If I played Scott, I would have two kids and a new player [Fred] in midfield. I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the European Championship so there are more to win".
England v India: second Test, day two
For India , Cheteshwar Pujara again failed to find a place while England have opted for fast bowler Chris Woakes over Moeen Ali. England will be without Ben Stokes at Lord's because of the all-rounder's ongoing trial for affray in Bristol.