Mourinho's men usurp the Toffees in eighth place with a win that was not always straightforward as the visitors displayed flashes of the confidence brought by three successive league wins. Everton manager Marco Silva labelled Martial a diver.
'The thing I like is the desire to take it, ' Mourinho said. "But the most important thing is the goal went in". Yes, we are good friends. "I feel that he has the same kind of feelings towards me".
Pogba, meanwhile, admitted he could change his approach.
"I believe that at the end of December we will be in a completely different position in the table", the United boss said. Lukaku replaced Rashford with half an hour left on the clock which could and should have provided him with the opportunity to get off the mark. "I am doing my best to help the team". We have to do everything that we can to achieve a good result and to stop them.
Everton had several chances go begging, most notably when Bernard rounded David De Gea only to find the side netting.
It has been another inconsistent season for Pogba, who has scored four goals in all competitions heading into Monday's visit of Everton.
Jose Mourinho has offered his support to misfiring striker Romelu Lukaku as the Belgium worldwide prepares to face his former club Everton.
Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez return to the squad after resuming training on the eve of the game after recovering from their respective groin injuries, but only make the bench.
In the 94th minute, Martial had a golden chance to seal the victory for his side but, having been played one-on-one with Jordan Pickford, could not beat the English shot-stopper.
Everton can be definitely be aggrieved with the referee for having wrongly awarded United the penalty which made it 1-0.
Graeme Souness, Jamie Redknapp and Alex Scott reflect on the big talking points from Manchester United's win over Everton.
Paul Pogba broke the deadlock for Jose Mourinho's charges in the 27th minute from the penalty spot, tucking home from close range after his initial strike was saved by Pickford.
However, the United team news was leaked ahead of last Saturday's draw with Chelsea and it proved correct.
Still, United might want to redouble their efforts to keep the France worldwide at Old Trafford, as he could finally be finding his rhythm at the club. Young was slightly fortunate not to see yellow for a challenge that felled Lucas Digne on 35 minutes.
Everton created openings of their own, with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott both finding space on the edge of the area, but their efforts were tame and held by De Gea. In terms of my approach to my young players, that's the way I am. Rashford is sent clear.
"It was not a penalty, clearly the player dived, it leaves a bad sensation".
Paul Pogba's penalty technique is seriously p**sing off everyone. I am happy with boys who are improving.
The Man United fans haven't had too much to shout about of late under Jose Mourinho but they took to social media to express their delight at the way the team played in the first half, without their star striker.
Pogba to consider changing penalty approach after Pickford save
But a relieved Mourinho praised Pogba after the game for having the mental strength to take the 27th minute penalty. And to score goals is really hard for us - you can see that in this moment.