Jose Mourinho attends first football match since being sacked as Man Utd manager
The Portuguese was sensationally sacked as Red Devils on Tuesday and has been replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The 55-year-old jetted to Portugal and travelled to Setubal, his place of birth, in a bid to put his recent troubles behind him.
Mourinho watched Vitoria de Setubal host Santa Clara in what was a 2-0 defeat to the hosts.
Goals from Osama Rashid and Fabio Cardoso either side of half time ensured victory for the visitors.
The former United boss watched the Primeira Liga fixture alongside his son, Jose Mourinho Jr.
The Portuguese was of course spotted by fans attending the game and posed for photos inside the Estadio do Bonfim.
Mourinho was sensationally sacked on Tuesday morning, less than 48 hours after United's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.
Ed Woodward called the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager in for a 44-minute chat before dismissing him on the spot.
In a statement released shortly after his sacking, Mourinho declared he was immensly proud to have worked for United.
"I have been immensely proud to wear the badge of Manchester United since the first day I arrived, and I believe all United supporters recognise this," said Mourinho.
"Just as was the case with my previous clubs, I have worked with some wonderful people and I believe that some will be my friends for life.
"I know that you are all aware of my professional principles. Each time a chapter is closed I show my deepest respect and I don't make any comments about my former colleagues.
Pogba provided assists for Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard as United scored five in a Premier League game for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson's last match at West Brom in May 2013. France international Pogba started two of Jose Mourinho's last six United matches but was restored to the XI by Solskjaer, who gave Pogba his United Reserves debut in 2009.
United switched to a 4-3-3 at Cardiff, where Pogba was positioned on the left of a midfield trident and supplemented by Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic. Although that is Pogba's preferred role, Solskjaer suggested the 25-year-old could switch to deeper and more advanced roles in the future.
"There'll be different solutions to different problems that the teams cause us," Solskjaer said. "But Paul is capable of playing as an eight, as a 10, as a six. So he's got quality to play many positions and today I thought he did excellent.
Solskjaer spoke effusively about academy graduates Pogba, Lingard and Marcus Rashford on the eve of the match and Lingard struck twice while Rashford opened the scoring at Cardiff. Anthony Martial, the other forward in United's front three, was also on target and Solskjaer was delighted with how the forwards collaborated.
"Yes, they've progressed," Solskjaer noted. "Jesse was a little kid. Today he's a man. Paul is obviously a World Cup winner so they’ve progressed since I coached them and the link between them, the last goal when Paul slips Jesse through, was fantastic.