Mourinho said the improvement in United's performances this season compared to last season deserved more praise, despite the 16-point deficit between his side and runaway league leaders Manchester City.
Pogba had found himself benched by Mourinho last month and the United boss believes the 25-year-old - whose future was the subject of speculation in the build-up to him spoiling City's planned title party - can be more consistent.
"But listen, he scored two goals so it's not down to me".
But Pogba produced a fine second-half display which included two excellent goals to inspire a turnaround and he later said a conversation with Carrick - who is set to join Mourinho's coaching staff at the end of the season - played a major part. But I expect you to be consistent in a certain level.
"So, if you ask me if I'm expecting Paul now to be man of the match every week? No".
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'The best way to achieving that is to aim for stability at training level, during the working week, and from what I have seen in the past two or three weeks I am really happy with him'.
"He has to try to keep that level of stability and from that..."
"Maybe also Manchester City will invest heavily and they don't let the others close the gap to them, I don't know". They have been the best team during the season and the distance of points at the end of the season will be the effect of that superiority that they showed. Last week we were 2-0 down against City and we changed the game to win 3-2.
The performance from Pogba will have come a relief for Mourinho and the player himself after a hard few months.
"The performance was wonderful, especially in the second half when we were losing 2-0 against the future champions, a team that didn't lose any Premier League match at their stadium". The easy thing would be to go out of Europe and then collapse in the league through motivation going down. "Our quality has gone up, not down, and that is proof we have a group of good guys here".