It is struggle that seems to be embodied right now in Pogba; a brilliant puzzle of a player, and one United would surely be better served trying to solve rather than unsettle. Luis Muriel had a sighter that David de Gea saw late, but the goalkeeper pushed the effort wide before gathering the loose ball.
Here are six things you may have missed from United's 0-0 draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
When United players weren't stepping on each other's toes, they were making gestures of displeasure at the service being provided elsewhere.
Sevilla remained dominant at the start of the second half, but its inability to craft clear-cut chances blighted its play, seeming to run out of ideas once in the final third.
The France international, who became the world's most expensive player when he rejoined United from Juventus in 2016, started the recent 2-0 league win over Huddersfield Town on the bench.
Sergio Escudero 6 - Decked more times than a garden but was a driving force.
The Spanish side created another opportunity on the 14th minute. He tried to help his side out defensively, he found himself on the receiving end of a studs first lunge from Steven N'Zonzi.
The former Manchester City winger continues at right-back for Sevilla while N'Zonzi, who had a spell in England with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City sits in front of the defence. Mino Raiola. What's happened to the other two Mino Raiola players at Manchester United?
Looking at De Gea's save from Muriel, Ferdinand added: "The speed of that is phenomenal, breathtaking".
His team managed just one attempt on target to Sevilla's eight, but Mourinho added: "Apart from that the game was even, but the statistics are what they are. For the moment, he's having a very good season with Manchester United", he said.
DF Chris Smalling, 5 - Positioning was worryingly awry in the first half, though that improved in the second.
"No, I am not relieved", the United boss said.
He failed to record a single touch in the Sevilla penalty area during the first 45 minutes.
"Apart from that I was never relieved".
"You ask me is it a good result?" The poor form that followed only raised more questions and made his sacking inevitable. Instead, United were content to hold their shape in midfield, with Scott McTominay given a watching brief on Sevilla playmaker Ever Banega. With big name signings arriving with each passing transfer window, and player rifts and misfits a dominant feature of United's past few seasons, their frequently substandard football often gets overshadowed.
Pogba is likely to be joined in Deschamps' 23-man selection for Russia by Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko.