"The thing I like is the desire to take it", Mourinho said.
Martial struck for the 2-1 win.
Pogba, who took the penalty in his unusually slow and controversial manner, initially missed before pouncing on the rebound to spare his own blushes. "That's my opinion. I played the game for a long time".
Pickford was positive in his assessment of Everton's performance at Old Trafford, stating also that he felt United penalty decision was dubious.
"But in these matches where you don't score, where you don't assist, where your creation is not at the high level, but you have a certain balance in your performance, that's where I think he is going well".
Pogba shot United into the lead after 27 minutes, although he needed a large slice of luck to convert after his penalty was superbly saved by Jordan Pickford.
"It was not a penalty - it is clear the player dived", Silva said.
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Anthony Martial and Victor Lindelof have both struggled under Mourinho at Old Trafford - but they were both brilliant at Stamford Bridge.
"He wants to take them".
"His performance today without the goal would be a good performance, and what I want from him is exactly that".
The theme of the build-up to the match from Everton's perspective had been Marco Silva's assertion that he would take his side to Manchester looking to beat the erratic Red Devils and that showed in a decent opening during which they forced the first save the contest.
United returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford with Pogba putting in one of his better displays this season, bagging a goal and an assist.
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Lukaku drew howls of derision as he failed to make the most of a right wing cross from Pogba, his weak header sailing aimlessly wide of the target.
Redknapp also did not think the penalty should have stood after watching the replays, adding: "They get a huge slice of luck, it's not a penalty for me".
"Of course we are unhappy with the result but one penalty and one fantastic finish made the difference".