'He's recovering really well, I think he can start training when we come back to England.
But, having seen the 25-year-old emerge as such a powerful presence for his country in France, Mourinho believes that can only be positive when he eventually returns to Manchester at the start of next month.
"The future for [Pogba] in the French national team, among that fantastic group of players, can only be brilliant".
"To win the World Cup can only be a positive. It's unbelievable, fantastic", said Mourinho in Los Angeles, at the start of United's USA pre-season tour.
Jose Mourinho says "it is a shame" for the Premier League that the start date this season means many players at the World Cup in Russian Federation will not have enough rest time to be fit for the opening fixtures.
Manchester United Luke Shaw gets into action on gym equipment as United's pre-season campaign get underway in California.
Although Jose Mourinho looked happy in Los Angeles as Manchester United begin their preseason tour, he's disappointed at losing Alexis Sanchez.
"But everything is really bad".
"But everything is really bad and then we go to the United Kingdom and have to play in the Premier League. But it is what it is and we have to try and make the best out of it with the players we have here".
'Dalot is injured, we knew he was injured, a small injury, a small surgery, ' said Mourinho.
Mourinho was noncommittal regarding any further signings.
"I'm not going to say someone is coming or no-one is coming", he said.
He said: "I did nothing to keep Pogba, because when the club told me the numbers".
"When everyone comes back and everyone is fit and ready, I still want to be that first name on the teamsheet". I believe he will be a Man United 'keeper.