"Paul, I don't know".
United have been drawn to face Brighton in the last eight - a tie that revives memories of the 1983 FA Cup final when they eventually defeated the Seagulls after a Wembley replay.
"I brought two kids that played on Friday 90 minutes [for the under-23s] because I don't have another player, so we arrive at this crucial moment with some problems".
"I'm up for VAR and I think it is good for football especially to make important decisions and make it a little bit fairer but it seems like on Saturday it was not a very clear the decision against us and me".
The only in-depth analysis Mourinho would offer post-match concerning l'affaire Pogba was to explain in painstaking detail that he had planned to field the club's record signing wide on the left of a midfield three - the position the player supposedly insists is his best and which has led to his reported current dissatisfaction.
"There are people in your role that their surname is "Liar"".
Manchester United are now in second place in the Premier League table.
The hosts were deterred by conceding as they controlled a lot of the ball and managed to carve out a couple chances in the opening 20 minutes. "He was out for a long long time". He is not playing well, period.
"He can still improve and that is why I hope Huddersfield stay up because I want him to keep playing at this level".
Banega managed to play 34 games with Sevilla this season; he scored four goals and provided five assists with the Andalusian team.
"He came to us in pre-season and then we realised that with Andreas Pereira going to Valencia, we decided not to buy another player because we had Scott McTominay ready to step up".
But after falling ill overnight, Pogba has been replaced in the squad with 19-year-old midfielder Ethan Hamilton.
"Do you know which is the Pogba preferred system?"
The guidelines for VAR also limits its use to "clear and obvious errors, or serious missed incidents", and Mourinho said in his postgame news conference that the Mata goal did not pass that test.
"I don't have to speak with you about my conversations with my players". When I don't want to say things, I dont say.
Huddersfield on the other hand, are still in relegation contention, although now outside of the bottom three, they could be forgiven for focussing more on survival in the top fight. Paul was going to play on the left side as a No 8 in a 4-3-3.
"So it's easy and honest, and objective to say Paul Pogba did not play well against Newcastle". Don't let people read things that are not true.