United, virtually assured of second spot, have two Premier League games left in their season.
"Now, when his body says "It's enough", the club and myself want to keep the man".
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said last month that Pogba had been offered to the club by agent Mino Raiola during the January transfer window and it has been reported in recent days that PSG have also been asked if they want the midfielder. The most important quality is to be a man and football is not full of them.
Romelu Lukaku is set to miss Manchester United's remaining two Premier League games as he battles to return to action for the F.A Cup final against Chelsea on May 19.
"I can give the guarantee that I don't want him to leave, that the club doesn't want to sell him and I can give you the guarantee that we don't have any approach from him or his agent or from any club", he said.
"I trust some [players] over others that could bridge that gap". "Even in weeks that had bad performances or bad results, I never have anything negative to say about the professionalism of my players during the season".More news: New snooker world champion strips off
United know they won't recoup anywhere near the £89m they paid Juventus in 2016, despite still having three years to run on his contract. I worked with the players for a couple of years, so I know them better than anyone. To impress me? He impresses me.
Speaking to reporters, according to BBC Sport, he said: "We believe [his qualities] can make him a good coach".
Mourinho further lauded the values of the 36-year-old, believing it is important to keep the former England global at the club. Unless there's an ideal squad, where you purchase one goalkeeper you do not like, you get another one; you purchase a central defender you do not like, you get another one.
While there are definitely players within the United squad who would benefit from moves, it's tough to put Pogba in that bracket.
Mourinho accepted that United's record of beating all of the other Big Six clubs but losing to the three promoted teams - Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield - as well as relegated West Brom this season is proof of a deeper lying problem that needs correcting.