Many critics and pundits believe Pogba has become a luxury player they can not continue to pander to, with his role as part of a two-man midfield frequently exposing United.
Pogba wasn't even selected in the starting lineup for the clash with Huddersfield at Old Trafford either, and suggests that the Portuguese manager is laying down a marker to the ex-Juventus man that he isn't untouchable.
That comes as Jose Mourinho attempted to play the player in a defensive midfield two, which the Frenchman simply isn't happy with.More news: Patrick Brown says he's suing CTV over sexual misconduct allegations
Opportunities may also be given to several fringe United squad players including Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera and Matteo Darmian.
It would not be Alexis Sanchez or Romelu Lukaku nor should it be Anthony Martial, but he needs to tweak things somehow because it is clearly not working at the moment.More news: India rise to top in ODI rankings
The declining form of Paul Pogba has been a huge concern for Mourinho, and it's likely the French midfield star will figure from the start in a bid to get him flowing again.
However, the signing was made at behest of the manager with the player also reportedly keen to ensure his return, raising questions about the underlying logics of the tranfer.
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Mourinho is not of the same opinion, and believes Pogba's physical and technical qualities should make him capable of excelling alongside Nemanja Matic.