Manchester United's manager has always been keen to add to his defence, and having not been granted the money to sign Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng or Harry Maguire in the summer, Mourinho is still set on a major signing.
Under him, United have won 79 of those contests - including last weekend's stunning 3-2 comeback against Newcastle United - giving him a 60% win percentage, while also losing 25 times.
United are eighth in the Premier League, seven points behind leaders Manchester City.
But the one common factor that has been involved in each and every one of these issues, has been the team's manager, Jose Mourinho. "If you get him, you know what you get", Babbel - now head coach of A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers in Australia - told Omnisport.
"I could say what I felt, give messages and pass them on from the older players to the younger ones". This is not Mourinho. To be fair, he did it up until now.
"I've been lucky enough to experience that and take what I can from both of them".
Manchester United have been dominating all the headlines since before the ongoing campaign even began, be it due to failed transfers in the summer window, poor results on the pitch, or controversial arguments and disagreements off it. It's fully insane, I can't believe it.
Despite his struggles at United, Pogba was one of six members France's World Cup squad to be named in the list of 30 nominees for the Ballon d'Or, released by France Football on Monday. Great passing and great offensive players. Milinkovic-Savic came on in the second half, but said he would be delighted if Mourinho had been watching him.
"I've never played in the France team to be captain, being here is already a big thing for me", he said. I have a laugh.
"People say 'what's the right path to take?' Do you go down a level?"