City are lucky to have him, and will be laughing all the way to the bank as they prepare to hand over new pay-out to Liverpool.
"I will tell you what I told [Pogba] after the [City] match and it's exactly what I told him - I don't expect you to be man of the match every week, I don't expect you to score two goals every week".
If claims regarding those players who have Mourinho's faith proves true, it means stars like Pogba, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford could face a fight to convince Mourinho of their worth before the summer transfer window opens in June.
"Or do you want me to go for the price they cost, or their salary, or their handsome face?"
Things have deteriorated quickly for the club-record $130 million signing as he started the season superbly but then injury and a loss of form derailed his campaign. He said: "That's the next step for us".
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This resulted in the athletes entering the stadium during the pre-show, rather than during the live broadcast. Singer Guy Sebastian performs during the closing ceremony. "And I could not be more proud of that fact".
It is unclear, however, if Rashford would try and force a move away for fear that his career could stall under Mourinho.
"I didn't get to watch the United game", Gundogan added.
Moore was again delighted with his contribution, stating: "Jay is a fantastic player for us and he is a goalscorer".
This season, the Spaniard has gone beyond encouraging defenders to pass the ball out of defence rather than launch long balls by bringing his goalkeeper Ederson into the passing game, transforming City into an 11-man passing machine, playing with precision over the full length of the pitch.
Manchester City spent big in 2017 and it helped them to win the League title in a grand style this season. It is great to see it.
"It is another tough game".
"We have enjoyed the season a lot but there is work to do if we want to achieve more in future". Maybe also City will invest massively and they don't let the others close the gap to them, I don't know", the three-time Premier League victor further added. "But it is not about us and them, it is about us and them and Liverpool and Arsenal and Chelsea and Spurs. "Maybe we haven't gone as far as we would have liked, but there have been performances along the way that show we could do something special".