Having lost two of their opening three Premier League games of the season, Manchester United recovered some form to win three games on the spin.
It's not just a single player, everyone is a part of the team.
Mourinho: Pogba will never captain United again
Pogba was slammed by his manager during training and told he would never wear the captain's armband again, as he did not have the right temperament for the job.
"We played them at home, we won, but that game was hard as well".
But the Special One has since confirmed he is no longer the vice-captain.
But while there is a sense of exasperation with Mourinho's approach, there is also an air of helplessness among the players due to the realisation the club remains supportive of the manager.
After squabbling with United's hierarchy over their failure to sign the targets Mourinho wanted, he has become embroiled in a feud with Pogba amid increasingly alarming results.
When asked why the team isn't attacking more, he said: "I can't tell you because I'm a player".
Mourinho opted to side-step his post match media conference that would have been dominated by questions about Pogba, but this new video footage says all we need to know about the fractured relationship between manager and his star player. To go down early at Old Trafford and play as well as they did was superb.
Pogba ran out to training and greeted other member's of United's coaching staff - including Michael Carrick - with a handshake, before Mourinho appeared to have a word in his ear.
Romelu Lukaku's clever dummy let the ball run to Jesse Lingard and his pass reached Mata, who swept a cool finish into the far corner from just inside the area for his first at Old Trafford for 12 months.
The United hierarchy are aware of the dispirited mood of numerous club's players, but there is a belief, and a hope, Mourinho can turn the situation around.
Moments later, United goalkeeper Sergio Romero saw red for handling another Wilson effort outside the area.
Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini levelled the cup clash in the fifth minute of added time to force extra time and penalties.