"The grass is absolutely beautiful - I think there is a desire to go onto the grass".
On Pogba's absence for arguably the most important Manchester derby ever, Pep said: "I'd like Paul (Pogba) to play against us (next weekend) because I like to face teams with their best players possible".
And Lingard showed Mourinho last night he can do the dirty work while being lethal in attack.
However, the Sun claims United are thinking of appealing against the red card, as Pogba believes he only caught Bellerin accidentally after the Arsenal defender pulled out of a 50-50 challenge.
Of course, given that Henry and Pogba are fellow countrymen and fellow Juventus alumni, it's no surprise that they are close, although it was perhaps a bit ill advised for the Gunners' hero to be clutching Pogba's shirt in public so soon after United had just taken all three points at the Emirates Stadium.
It was so nearly the perfect evening for Manchester United in north London.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils host CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Well, after the match, Jose Mourinho revealed that he was disappointed with compatriot Laurent Koscielny for his reaction as he tried to get him sent off by talking to the referee - so it might have been aimed at him. But it's very difficult to accept when you produce a performance like this and still have nothing to show for it. The fact De Gea had to make over a dozen of saves to keep United safe says a lot.
There were several positives for Arsenal including Alexandre Lacazette, who has now scored more home goals in the league this season than any other player.
The Spaniard single-handedly kept the Gunners at bay with 14 saves at the Emirates, a joint-record in the Premier League since records began. He played in a deeper central midfield role, but his late runs often proved to be crucial. It is won by the number of times a team can put the ball in the back of the net.