Defeat at Chelsea has seen the gap between themselves and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League widen to eight points.
The French worldwide has been slowly working his way back to full fitness over the past two months but Pogba is now intensifying his work-load and should be in the squad to face Newcastle on November 18. It is the 36-year-old's only appearance of the season.
Mourinho knows the Red Devils have to take something from those key games against their rivals or the title race could virtually be over by Christmas, and Pogba's return to fitness would be a huge boost. That's the difference he makes.More news: 'Shots fired' as Lewis Hamilton's F1 team robbed at gunpoint in Brazil
That didn't stop him going to Friday's game, and his teammates all gathered around him, including his Man United partner Anthony Martial, and Antoine Griezmann, previously heavily linked to United.
Martial was recalled to the France team ahead of their friendlies with Wales and Germany this month after some time out of the national team and he is looking to make an impact in those two games having done so at club level this season.
"I have faith in my qualities, and I think the manager has confidence in me, too, so it's up to me to continue putting in good performances, and if I do that, I think I'll play a bit more".
"Anthony is a big, big, big talent". He is still young and is going to improve.
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