Despite taking on a key leadership role at the World Cup, a growing rift between Pogba and Mourinho saw the France worldwide stripped of the United vice-captaincy last month.
There's talk of Pogba's compatriot Zinedine Zidane replacing Mourinho in the Old Trafford hotseat, but it appears the Portuguese has got a stay of execution with United's comeback win over Newcastle United on the weekend.
"I do not regret many things in my career, but that I have not been able to work with Mourinho at Chelsea anymore (is one)". We just ended up in a negative cycle. "This is his third year, the players know more and more the way he wants to play and how he wants it - so I believe, yes".
An historic first meeting between the two former Yugoslav republics saw Serbia win 2-0 thanks to a brace from Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic, but it was not the Cottagers striker that Mourinho was there to watch, but it was Mitrovic's Serbian teammate Nikola Milenkovic.
"For me, the problem is the directors in the office because they chose to take him". He is far from adventurous like (Pep) Guardiola, but the year in which we became champions, we scored a lot of goals and played good games.
"I think Jose is still someone that I look up to and admire because managers go through tough times", he said.
He says he sent a text to Mourinho shortly after the dismissal, apologising for his performances.
"I was so proud of them, to pull that back", Carrick said. "This is my opinion and I would have said that to him, I would say 'No, that's not something to say because you are not the manager'". We'd enjoyed all that success together, but this time we hadn't.
"I read a little bit everywhere he was here at the stadium to see me play, but that does not mean anything".