Barcelona are mentioned to be concentrating on the 25-year-old amid reviews he needs to go away United in January and has a nasty relationship along with his coach.
The France star solely aided the fixed hypothesis when he did not rule out a January exit from Previous Trafford final week .
Nevertheless, Mourinho has no cause to consider the World Cup winner has his coronary heart set on leaving.
“Paul got here again after the World Cup the week earlier than we began the Premier League,” he instructed reporters. “We’re collectively two months or so. He by no means instructed me he needs to go away. By no means. He by no means instructed me he needs to go away.
“I can solely touch upon what’s actual for me, not in what I learn, not in what I pay attention. I’ve no direct relation with the those who write or the those who pay attention. I’ve a direct relation with the gamers – not solely Paul – the gamers. And he by no means instructed me he needs to go away.
“If he doesn’t inform me he needs to go away, it’s as a result of he needs to remain. That’s my conclusion, no?”
Whereas Pogba is underneath contract till 2021, United are at risk of seeing Luke Shaw, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera go away without cost as their contracts expire on the finish of the season.
However Mourinho is assured the Crimson Devils can persuade them to increase.
“I hope they are going to keep,” Mourinho mentioned. “We had an analogous dialog final season about Marouane [Fellaini] and I used to be at all times saying I hope he stays, I consider he stays. I say the identical. I hope they keep.
“After all, I’m pleased with the gamers. Luke’s evolution made us consider he goes in the correct route and naturally I wish to hold him.
“Juan and Ander, even when they don’t seem to be enjoying or not enjoying lots, not beginning matches, by the character point-of-view and character point-of-view, by what they characterize within the fashionable society in soccer, they’re virtually distinctive items that I additionally don’t wish to lose.”