Pogba was constantly busy in midfield, was involved in the first goal and provided the assist for Romelu Lukaku in the second half.
The Frenchman was awarded man of the match by BT Sport and the performance was in stark contrast to the display against West Brom on Sunday.
Mourinho praised his under-fire playmaker and reacted to the news he was deemed man-of-the-match.
He said: Im not very good on man of the match, Im not a big fan of it, but Paul Pogba played very well.
Against Man City he was phenomenal but today he was very, very good. A good choice.
Manchester United 2017/18 Fixtures
Tottenham – FA Cup (N) – Sat April 21
Arsenal (H) – Sun April 29
Brighton (A) – Fri May 4
West Ham (A) – Thurs May 10
Watford (H) – Sun May 13
The victory over the Cherries was the kind of performance Mourinho was hoping for after the shock defeat to West Brom.
With a FA Cup semi-final up next for Mourinhos side, the United boss was relieved to see his players perform with the right mentality.
No doubts about it [was a better performance]. The ball rolled, not one more touch, one more flick, one more trick, increasing the fluency of our football, the ball easily rolling and the players were running to get into offensive positions.
It was based on good attitude, professionalism and a determination to win an important match for us because now its difficult to not finish in the top four.
In this moment I prefer to look to Chelsea until we confirm the top four place then I look to Spurs and Liverpool with a six and four point difference and we have to fight to keep it.
Mourinho reportedly said after the game that Pogbas display was good enough to earn a starting place against Tottenham, but the manager also insisted only three players were guaranteed a spot.
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