With Juventus looking for "discontented" footballers because they're generally easier to sign, the two Manchester United players are described as such and are both on the club's agenda.
"Rotating is not the right word", he was quoted as saying by The Independent.
Now Mourinho will take action when he selects his team for Wednesday's Premier League trip to Bournemouth and Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley. "The only way to go is with the performance".
After rejoining Manchester United in a then world-record fee of £89million from Juventus in 2016, big things were expected of Pogba.
Pogba's relationship with Mourinho has deteriorated rapidly this season and the 25-year-old was substituted again in Sunday's home defeat by West Brom. "If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final".
Mourinho also lashed out at his men for taking the victory over arch-rivals in the derby in the head and called the team "masters of complication" while shedding light on the shock defeat to West Brom.
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"The word is not rotation, the word is an opportunity, for people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs".
"It was not just him", he said.
When asked to clarify if he meant those who performed badly against the Baggies will now not face Spurs, Mourinho said: "Yeah". Pogba was hooked before the hour, although he had not had a bad game and Mourinho explained it was due to being on a yellow card, suggesting he is keen the Frenchman is available for the weekend.
"Arsenal's "Invincibles" was an unbelievable achievement", Carrick said while speaking to former United star Gary Neville in an interview for Sky Sports.
"I met players 30-years-old, not consistent at all, and I found boys of 18, 19, 20, real men, real pros, so it's not about the age".
Mourinho revealed Paul Pogba's booking contributed to his substitution, adding: 'Paul had a yellow card and before that situation not for a second yellow but you never know.
"By losing lots of balls with turnings and flicks and tricks, the midfield players and the central defenders were in risk of one late challenge and they're out".