The £198 million fee that Paris St-Germain paid Barcelona for the Brazil forward is more than double the £89 million sum that United handed Juventus for Pogba 12 months ago and, freed of what Mourinho described as a "problem tag", the midfielder is already seeing a difference.
Lingard is convinced Mourinho's success in his first season has installed a winning mentality at the club and that the drive is there to add the Premier League title to their collection this time around.
"When I finished, I always felt like I'd missed something at Manchester United because I wasn't a first-team player".
"Now I'm back and happy to be back. I came to watch the match incognito on Sunday, to soak up the atmosphere and see the fans", said Alec. Paul Pogba scored in the 4-0 trouncing of West Ham United on Sunday, and he was one of the many heroes for the Red Devils.
Pogba, who scored nine goals and hit the woodwork another nine times last season, was also asked if he will find the back of the net more regularly in this campaign. "That tells you everything".
"I know the occasions will come and I will always create something". It is about the team.
His performance left us kneejerking that he will be utterly brilliant this season and could be the Player of the Year.
United manager Jose Mourinho wants to add another winger to his squad before August 31. It's only the first game of the season but it's a strong start, and if we can keep it going in the next three or four games, keep that consistency, we'll see where we are. "We have started well but we have to carry on like this", Pogba said about the season opener.
Do you think Pogba will have more of an impact in front of goal for United this season?
Jean-Claude Biver added:"Being the Official Timekeeper of Manchester United and having such a space devoted to self-expression and provocation is a major achievement".