The Mirror reported last month that United held talks with Bayern Munich over a potential £44.5m deal to sign the German World Cup victor following their friendly at the Allianz Arena in early August but once again they failed to get a deal agreed.
It had been the Belgian's first start of the season, replacing new signing Fred, and his discipline in the middle, to go with his enormous physical presence, helped Manchester United dominate the midfield battle at Turf Moor.
He said: "I think when we give him time, and we keep our patience with the players and with him, I think we can actually focus on what's happening".
Now Neville, the boyhood supporter who made 602 appearances for the club and won eight Premier League titles, has offered his take on the 25-year-old. While he may be seen as an upgrade to what is now available to Mourinho, it's hard to see United making such a move without some players being moved on to allow it to happen.
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"I feel well at Bayern".
"I phoned Jose Mourinho and told him that his interest honoured me and thanked him [for trying so hard to try and bring me to United]". Neville the pundit would say: he's a talented player but I want to see more consistency and leadership.
"The owner in me would do what United are doing at the moment, saying he is not for sale". Don't be someone who is seen as a mercenary or a mutineer.
Pogba shone during the World Cup but has been inconsistent in the early part of the new season, a spell in which United have lost two of their opening four games. You don't need to do that'.