'I am not confident, ' Mourinho (below) said of United's chance of new signings yesterday morning.
The Red Devils haven't won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson got his hands on his 13th an final top-flight crown.
Pogba started despite only returning to training on Monday, and his cool penalty after just three minutes broke the deadlock - though it would be United's only shot on target until shortly before half-time, with Leicester taking control of proceedings while the hosts played on the break.
The Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester will be broadcast on NBCSN. He's one of the players that I have to speak to see how physically and mentally he feels.
"It is hard for me to understand, we finish second which I keep saying, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".
"He didn't have a pre-season", Mourinho explained.
They weren't always convincing, but United got the win they so desperately needed after a hard summer.
As part of that deal, Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic has also joined Chelsea on a season-long loan deal.
Ultimately the match felt typical of so many performances from United last season, with the side lacking spark and firepower in attack, but ultimately they got the three points they required.
"They finished second which was great, but not winning anything at Man United is a major disappointment".
"But you don't win anything with second and with Liverpool and Man City looking stronger than ever, I worry for them", he said.
"I have my players and I like my players, I like to work with my players", said Mourinho.
Despite being critical of the club, Scholes is hoping the Red Devils get their campaign off to a flawless start when they face Leicester City at 3am tomorrow.
"I will focus on the players that are available, so I am not even thinking about that list of injured players I gave you, (Nemanja) Matic, (Antonio) Valencia and so on".
However, Spurs haven't sold any of them, and they may now hope that European clubs come in with bids in the coming weeks, given that the market closes around Europe on August 31.