The Portuguese manager is expecting the Old Trafford hierarchy to back him the way they used to stand with Sir Alex Ferguson in his battles with player power back in the day, according to The Sun.
While the United faithful have yet to turn on Mourinho in the same way they did David Moyes or Louis Van Gaal, it is becoming increasingly apparent that his "park the bus" approach is no longer working in the Premier League.
The latest spat involving Pogba and Mourinho came on the training ground on Wednesday, when the pair seemed to share a heated exchange.
It's also understood Rashford was one of the players on the receiving end of Mourinho's criticism during a recent team meeting.
The Brazil was seen laughing and joking with Pogba during United's Carabao Cup match against Derby County.
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"You're not a captain, you will never be a captain".
'I'm not the manager, I can not say that, but obviously we should show more option of playing, but I can not say that because I'm a player.
Three days later, Pogba irritated Mourinho once again by playing loud music on the top deck of the team bus en route to Old Trafford before the draw with Wolves.
Speaking on Sky Sports he added: "No fallout at all, no problem at all, just a decision that I don't have to explain".
Many are confused by the way Mourinho seemingly picks fights with certain players but then demands them to perform for him, while some of the Red Devils stars apparently feel they have not improved under the former Chelsea boss. When we are at home we should attack, attack, attack.
Lukaku does not want to be seen to be backing Pogba against Mourinho.