With players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick out of the equation, Pogba is now United's leader on the pitch.
Pogba's name was put back on the radar following his declarations about not being able to say what he truly feels because he'd be fined by Manchester United.
It was reported earlier this week that Pogba told Manchester United that he wants to leave the side and join Barcelona, after claims emerged that he has agreed a contract with the La Liga champions.
"There are things, and there are things that I can not say, otherwise I will get fined", Pogba said.More news: Partial Solar eclipse today; few things to keep in mind
Pogba, who excelled at the summer World Cup in Russian Federation last summer, is not the best of friends with Jose Mourinho which dates back to last campaign where he was repeatedly benched in favour of Scott McTominay.
Mourinho has been responsible for some of that, including big-money deals for the likes of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, but he is considered to be making amends for his predecessor.
The meeting at Old Trafford between the two rivals takes place at the end of February.
Pogba was also asked about the contrast playing for Red Devils and Les Bleus.More news: Peter Polansky explains why he could beat Novak Djokovic
Cryptically, Pogba followed up with "There are things that I can not say otherwise I will get fined". "I came in the academy, I grew up, I played for the first team".
"I think he is brilliant, he has to try and do his best for the team like any other player".
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has left the door open on a potential move for Manchester United's Paul Pogba, after saying the club could still do business before the Spanish transfer window closes, Sky sports reports.
Pogba only returned to training at the start of the week after helping France to win the tournament but he was thrust into the starting line-up on Friday and given the captain's armband, with his penalty setting United on course for a 2-1 win against Leicester.More news: On Charlottesville Anniversary, Trump Condemns Racism