He has not played since Dec 26.
Questions about Pogba's place on the club have grown louder as they've continued to be successful without him.
Moreover, the attractive style implemented by long-time adversary Pep Guardiola is far more in keeping with that United fans are used to seeing than the fare offered up by Mourinho's tactics.
This is now a team built in the image of its manager - tough, organised, hard to beat and with players who know their jobs, especially when the other team has the ball.
"If we go through to the quarter-final draw, doesn't matter the opponent, will always be one of the big names in European football but we will try".
"If people don't think we deserved it, I don't care", Mourinho said after United defeated rivals Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday despite enjoying just 32 percent possession. Indeed, this was the 20-year-old's first Premier League start since December 30 but he seized an opportunity to stake his claim for a regular starting berth with two cracking finishes.
"There comes a time when, as much as you like or don't like it, your body tells you it's time to stop playing".
"Probably you are not expecting my answer - I'm happy with the decision", he said.
And Mourinho remains unsure over Pogba's recovery in time for Tuesday.
"We're still talking about it to be honest so there is nothing to totally confirm yet but it's looking likely". Well, except one of them will be Premier League champions.
But despite Manchester United beating Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday to strengthen their grip on second place, Nicol still thinks Klopp is better than Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho believes that fourth official Martin Atkinson made the "right decision" not to ban Jurgen Klopp from the touchline in Man Utd's weekend win over Liverpool, despite the German tactician dashing from his technical area to remonstrate referee Craig Pawson's decision to award a foul against Dejan Lovren. Montella's men lost just once but drew three games, scoring 12 and conceding the same number. But the Portuguese disputes the idea that Rashford is being held back under his charge. "When you're younger than I am and you are learning the game you do need it (reassuring words)". And Marcus is having these experiences. "The boys are happy, I'm happy". In fact, their only goal came courtesy of United's Eric Bailly, who made his first start for the club since returning from ankle surgery. It would be boring if every team approached matches in the same way. The second goal came from an Ousmane Dembele assist as he finally looked close to the player Barcelona shelled out over a €100 million for last summer. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League since 1982, and has one of the world's most recognizable soccer voices. I am really pleased with everything.