Per Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News, Mourinho responded to the suggestion the Red Devils were not missing their star midfielder:
"We never miss the players that are injured. That's our way of seeing [it]. They are injured, we don't think about them. It's an opportunity for others, is a moment for others to step up and to get the chance, so I think that's good.
"When we moan all the time about injuries it looks like we don't trust the other people and we have to."
Pogba limped out of United's UEFA Champions League clash with FC Basel in September.
Football writer Liam Canning hailed United's excellent start to the season and picked out the unlikely players to step up in the absence of those injured:
It's just as well United have thus far been outstanding during Pogba's injury, as it seems they'll be without the Frenchman for some time to come, per Sky Sports News:
United writer Hesham Bilal-Hafiz is concerned the midfielder's absence will be felt when the Red Devils meet their title rivals:
Indeed, as impressive as United's run has been, the strongest side they've met this season on paper—aside from Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup, their only defeat in all competitions—has been Everton, and the Toffees have endured a nightmare start to the campaign.
With the Red Devils facing a match less than every three days on average and mostly facing sterner opposition, their injuries will be felt, particularly those to important players like Pogba.
October is hardly make or break for United's season, but the month will provide an indication as to their title chances should they have to play much more of the campaign without the Frenchman and their other stars.