Mourinho added: "We have players and we have players waiting for an opportunity because we start the season really well with one match per week, no need for resting, changes, we were going with the same players but there are good players more than ready to play so honestly we miss Pogba, we need Pogba but we have good players".
The Spanish star was one of the Special One's most important players a year ago as they won two trophies, earning the praise of his manager and teammates alike and even muted as a potential successor to Wayne Rooney as club captain.
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She was scheduled to perform on Friday at "Rock in Rio" but announced her withdrawal from the festival, due to her health. Lady Gaga has cancelled a gig in Rio after being taken to hospital suffering from "severe physical pain".
However, the Monaco squad played well, and this encouraging performance despite the absence of Lemar may well make them more amenable to an approach in January - with United ready to break the bank to land the player, who was the subject of plenty of transfer attention over the summer from Arsenal and Liverpool.
The France global left Old Trafford on crutches and Mourinho is unsure about his absence beyond Sunday's Premier League clash with Everton.
"I don't know. I don't know that I just it is a muscular injury", he told reporters.
He said: "I don't know".
Jose Mourinho says that he "does not know" how long Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will spend on the sidelines with the injury sustained in midweek.
"Sometimes in England the word "legend" comes too easy".
The Spaniard was one of United's standout players during the 2016/17 season, as he made 50 appearances in all competitions with his energy and work-rate earning him the club's player of the season award.