Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba gestures during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on August 10, 2018.
Pogba will remain captain for the Brighton game, although Mourinho explained that Antonio Valencia will reclaim the armband when he returns to action following a calf injury.
"He was my agent for 10 years when I was playing and they are intelligent people - not easy to deal with so Mourinho has to be very clever to get the best out of Pogba. I can not demand more from him", Mourinho told reporters on Friday.
Since then, further reports have emerged about the growing disharmony between Pogba and his manager, some even going as far as claiming Mourinho had told him he could leave United if a transfer request was submitted.
Paul Pogba will lead Manchester United out of the Amex Falmer Stadium tunnel on Sunday as they face Brighton and Hove Albion in a mouthwatering Premier League clash.
"I don't care. I repeat: I want him to play well, I want him to play for that team, the fans, and that is what it is".
"We never had a hard - I don't know how you like to say - exchange of words". He never had a fight with me.
What we heard from the boss could be interpreted in much more positive manner than some of his previous press conferences.
Pogba was lauded by players and manager alike for his leadership role in France's World Cup triumph and Jenas is anxious that the spat with Mourinho and speculation over the player's future could jeopardise his good form.
"I always just do my best for the club, with good performances, and whenever the team needs me I will just do my thing and help my team-mates, my team and the manager to get the best results".
It seems somewhat unusual to suggest a player that you've constantly nagged at for showing a lack of application should have been made club captain the minute he entered the training ground, but that's our Paul.
'From the outside he looks like a leader but what we haven't seen is the consistency of the likes of Bryan Robson and Roy Keane, so that extra responsibility will hopefully help him maintain his levels.
"I think some of the best managers in the world have that about them and they know what's right, what's wrong and what they need to win games".