"Against Leicester we felt that it could be an extra motivation for him (Pogba) and that was it, there was no special decision", Mourinho said.
Mourinho's replies were terse in his post-match interviews, with United's coach focusing his unhappiness on referee Craig Pawson's failure to award a penalty for a handball against Southampton defender Maya Yoshida.
Dusan Tadic had a sniff at goal on 71 minutes as he got on the end of Sofiane Boufal's clipped cross from the right, but he couldn't keep his header down.
Boos rang out at the full-time whistle at Old Trafford as the Red Devils once again lost further ground on their title rivals Manchester City.
"It's related to the game", came the reply.
The loss of Lukaku comes as an added blow to Mourinho, who earlier confirmed Zlatan Ibrahimovic would miss a month of action with a knee injury.
The Saints have just one win in 11 games, but manager Mauricio Pellegrino revealed that he had been studying United's performance against Burnley in the hope of pulling off a similar success.
And while Mourinho remains uncertain of the extent of Lukaku's issue, he does not expect to have him available for Monday's trip to Everton or the FA Cup clash with Derby County. 'Return to play' rules regarding player concussion were introduced at the start of the 2014/15 season. Excuses are made freely and often, even where equilibrium exists.
His injury continued a difficult period for Lukaku, who has scored just four times in his last 19 appearances for Jose Mourinho's side. In the King Power Stadium, with the pain of Leicester City's late equalizer still raw, José Mourinho stared incredulously at his inquisitor and snarled back without pausing.
Mourinho says Lukaku cannot be rested at the minute. In the Belgian's absence, they lacked an outlet from open play. "Of course I think it was a penalty".
The question was harmless enough but the response was revealing. Replays showed that the goal-bound effort did not even require the France international's touch. "What do you mean the armband?"
Southampton will kick off at Old Trafford on the back of a 5-2 Wembley defeat by Tottenham on Boxing Day.
The visitors improved after the break and matched the attacking forays of their hosts.
It was a gamble which paid off as Southampton kept their first clean sheet in 12 games.
If United fans thought it would get better than the two wins in the last seven, they might not have realised that they only have Martial and Rashford left to fill that lone front man role.
"In six months or one year's time, maybe we can talk about if to sell Virgil was positive or not".
Yet throughout the summer, and until now, the FBI, has refused to respond to congressional subpoenas concerning the matter. Depending on where one reads in the NBC report, these briefings took place in either mid-July or mid-August of 2016.
It said they were also investigating "if the suspect was dressed as a journalist", enabling him to get close to the officers. A meeting between Pence and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was also canceled following Trump's announcement.
It often invited students and amateur horseriders, climbers and other athletes to help shoot scenes. "We are also to blame". At his news conference on Thursday, Putin dismissed talk of election interference as "invented" and blamed "spy-mania".
When talking about the role of Captain Phasma , Rian Johnson reiterates that she was never going to be a large part of the movie . The hot-headed pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) has also returned, as he does battle both in the sky and in the chain of command.
Inform yourself and be a part of the future process. "The bottom line is, if you use the internet , this concerns you". On the bright side, Pai made this video , either to lift our spirits or to make us want to leave the Internet forever.
Ryan was joined by other members of the House GOP leadership who called the day historic and praised the legislation. Why of course we have to index. "I will not vote to make the incredible tax burden they already endure even worse".
Of course, President Trump's re-imposing the moniker of "state sponsor of terrorism" on North Korea is also political. By this, North Korea surely meant its Women's League, a state-operated institution with obligatory membership.
The acting governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Sunday said bitcoin appeared to be a "classic case" of a bubble. Others say they can be helpful methods of payment, such as in crisis situations where national currencies have collapsed.
He joined the Foxes in a non-league record deal worth £1 million with his career since going on from strength-to-strength. The 26-year-old will become the most expensive defender of all-time when he joins the Merseyside giants on Tuesday.
With playoff hopes dashed, Rodgers returned to the Packers' injured reserve list to shut him down for the rest of the season. As Schefter points out, though, not having medical clearance and being placed on injured reserve are two different things.
Disney has plans to run three, stand-alone streaming services and could benefit from net neutrality being repealed. For Fox, this deal means a rather hefty payday but for Marvel, it's more of a long-overdue homecoming.
Trump says he's learned a lot about Washington — The Latest
The average household will see a tax cut of $1610 next year, according to the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan think tank. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
Record-setting travel expected for holidays
Experts say, people who get a smart bag for Christmas and plan to travel home, should check to see if it can be brought aboard. When everyone else is scurrying to a line to rebook their flights at the airport, your agent will just be a phone call away.
US Senate approves sweeping tax cut bill
And the Republican plan will provide an (unwisely designed) tax preference for the kinds of income people report on Schedule C. House Speaker Paul Ryan helped lead the negotiations over the tax reform bill, which was approved by his chamber on Tuesday.
Arsenal's shock January target from Chelsea revealed
Thibaut Courtois is expected to be given a rest with Willy Caballero coming in between the sticks tomorrow night. Certainly, Conte does not appear to have the problems of Southampton counterpart Mauricio Pellegrino .
United lost ambition in second-half slump — Mourinho
The Gunners led the hunt over the summer, but they now face competition from Premier League rivals for a £90 million talent. The first of two games in the Premier League gets going soon with the meeting of West Brom and Manchester United .
Jerusalem Must be Capital of Two States — EU to Netanyahu
For example, US Congress passed the bill, declaring Jerusalem as Capital of Israel in 1995, once Bill Clinton was US President. Police in the Swedish city of Gothenburg arrested three people for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue.
Apple Has Acquired Shazam [OFFICIAL]
As of mid-2017, Apple Music had 27 million subscribers, behind rival music streaming service Spotify's 60 million users. The addition of Shazam's technology is expected to add powerful features to Apple's digital assistant, Siri .
What time is the Champions League draw?
At the very least, Tottenham will need to keep an eye on their domestic player ratio as they embark on this winter's business. Celtic will face one of the Europa League group winners - or one of the best four teams to drop out of the Champions League .