The midfielder who amassed a total of 718 appearances for the club questioned the Portuguese manager's idea of a "new-look" for United, saying former manager Sir Alex Ferguson has already left the club with a flawless recipe for success. Sir Alex Ferguson hates him because he was the reason behind Pogba's departure to Juventus in 2012.
Scholes said the club has undoubtedly brought in talented managers, but they still lack the edge when it matters the most.
"He arrived Monday, happy, proud, a desire to work", said Mourinho.
"In my opinion it would be a good performance but with the circumstances I think very good because pre-season was very hard and we needed this fantastic spirit by the players to manage this performance and this result".
Former Manchester United midfielder Scholes explained what it would take for Mourinho to stand down as the Red Devils boss at the end of the Premier League season. "As a Man United fan, winning is the most important thing".
Mourinho's Red Devils kickoff their campaign against Leicester City tomorrow.
It has been a tough summer for Jose Mourinho
Boateng trained with Bayern Munich on Thursday, with Paris Saint-Germain now touted as the front-runners for his signature - a deal that can, of course, be done later in the month after the Premier League bows out of the market as a buying power.
Martin Fisher: Jose Mourinho rarely smiled last season and his expression hasn't changed after a summer of frustration.
"They finished second which was great, but not winning anything at Man United is a major disappointment".
The Ecuadorian wing-back, who recently turned 33, has been one of the most reliable players during Mourinho's two-year reign in Manchester.
Tottenham became the first Premier League team since the inception of the transfer window to go all summer without a new signing, as the deadline passed this evening with no Spurs incomings.
However, Spurs haven't sold any of them, and they may now hope that European clubs come in with bids in the coming weeks, given that the market closes around Europe on August 31. Football managers should be called now more head coaches.