Manchester United's transfer window closed with a whimper today.
Pogba, 25, signed for United for a then-world record fee of £89.3 million in 2016 and helped the club in the Europa League in his first season back at the club.
But an inconsistent defense may get a test from England global striker Jamie Vardy, though the Foxes did lose their best player - Riyad Mahrez - in the summer as he was sold to Manchester City. By United's calculations he had simply missed too much football through injury over the last three years - playing no more than 19 league games in each season.
However, there has been little other late movement from the top six clubs with Mourinho in particular frustrated at missing out on a host of targets to bolster his options in central defense.
Claude Puel's realistic aim will be to have Leicester finish in the top half of the Premier League this season. Internally, the greatest frustration for Mourinho has been waiting for the return those players who had the longest World Cup campaigns.
"It is hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or didn't sell players but sometimes in football, you need to behave different". He said on Thursday that some of Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Fellaini and Jesse Lingard may yet be involved against Leicester. It gives us a couple of weeks to recover people and to prepare people better and to focus on the players that are available, so I'm not even thinking about that list of players I gave you - Matic, Valencia and so on.
United used a three-at-the-back system regularly during the pre-season tour of the United States and could use it against Claude Puel's side rather than the usual 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1.
"Because you're not telling me Man United couldn't go out there and spend money on players".