Mourinho has opened up on United's £89million pursuit to bring Paul Pogba to Old Trafford in the summer, admitting it was hard to persuade him to join.
"Oh! It was hard to convince him," Mourinho told Goal. "I had many [conversations] on the phone, lots of SMS.
"I think he was getting one in the morning from the manager from another big club and one in the afternoon from myself.
“I had to try hard to convince him to choose us instead of the other one."