Manager Jose Mourinho was unsure whether his midfielder would still make the matchday squad against Sevilla at his pre-match press conference on Monday: "He trained a little bit after you left".
The midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and Juan Mata performed admirably in Pogba's absence against Liverpool, but Mourinho would certainly to have Pogba back in the centre as he looks to book a place in the Champions League last eight. "I just want to see my players finding the back of the net", Montella replied when asked about his side's inability to find the back of the net in games of late.
David de Gea had a rather comfortable night against Liverpool and will love to have a similar outing against Sevilla.
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Joaquin Correa headed just over from a corner before Luis Muriel and Franco Vazquez fired off target when well-positioned on the edge of the area.
Yet, the Belgian almost made the breakthrough with United's best move of the opening period when he latched onto Alexis Sanchez's layoff and his powerful effort was turned behind by Sergio Rico.
I actually watched a lot of this first leg and Besiktas didn't do badly to start with but then the game exploded on them. "The second goal made it impossible".
Before United could respond it was 2-0 and game over, chaotic defending allowing Ben Yedder to divert a goalbound header that a desperate De Gea was unable to stop crossing the line.
Should he come back even if he is?
Liverpool, meanwhile, are safely through tot he quarter-finals after sealing their 5-0 aggregate victory over Porto at Anfield last week.
Lukaku hooked wide and then fired in a Rashford corner in the 84th minute, with Martial having a cross-shot blocked before Rashford headed wide.