The World Cup victor was far from his best in the defeat against Brighton, something which drew criticism from Paul Scholes.
United's struggles as a collective at the Amex Stadium saw them struggle to bring key men into play, with Anthony Martial starved of service on the flanks and Romelu Lukaku - who did find the target - forced to feed off scraps in a striking berth.
Scholes, who represented United for nearly 20 years, was critical of United's display on the south coast, but reserved much of the blame for Pogba.
United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho refused to go into detail about the injury which prevented Sanchez facing Brighton at the weekend, describing it only as a "little problem".
"I hope that is lost in translation", Scholes said.
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"Some people need to talk for fear of being forgotten".
"There's a lack of leaders in the team, that's why we thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn't there", Scholes told Optus Sports.
"He had another really poor game".
A second tweet soon followed, sarcastically suggesting Scholes should become United's first director of football and advise executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to sell the club's record signing.
The Chilean global who missed United's 3-2 loss at Brighton on with an unspecified injury, uploaded a video advert and four photos of himself modelling for JJO, but took down both tweets after being accused of "terrible timing". As a midfield player for United, your job is to get the ball to your best players who can hurt [the opposition].