Tottenham's fighting spirit pleased boss Mourinho, but The Special One couldn't resist making a dig at his former player Pogba when asked for his assessment on the game.
He told Sky Sports: "Solid enough to win. The game always under control.
"They had the offside goal that was a throw-in and like I used to say, when the ball goes in the air, you cannot press the ball.
"You just have to try and win the first and second ball.
"They had that goal and there was one penetration on the right-hand side where Davinson Sanchez was clever not to touch the guy.
"And the guy was clean not to do, what some other guys do [throwing his hands, making diving gesture].
"Apart from that, we were always in control of the game."
Mourinho was referencing the Frenchman's actions during United's recent 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
The midfielder was spotted urging Luke Shaw to take a tumble with a hand gesture that was picked up by the cameras. His actions infuriated rival supporters, particularly those that follow Aston Villa.