Hence, this didn't go down well with Pogba who stated his wish to leave Old Trafford. "Every team that play Manchester United are playing the game of their lives, and we need to match that level of aggression, motivation and desire - 95% isn't enough when others give 101%".
"I am the manager, I make these decisions, no fallout at all, no problem at all. We are here to attack", Pogba said after a 1-1 draw with the newly promoted side.
"Somebody has to miss", said Mourinho.
United's annual accounts reveal that the Old Trafford giants paid employees £295.9 million in fiscal 2018 - a hike of £32.4 million over the previous year.
The visitors made the man advantage count when Jack Mariott headed home five minutes from time, but Marouane Fellaini looked to have saved Mourinho's blushes with a towering header deep into stoppage time.
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Nevertheless, an unrepentant Thomas told reporters after the win, "I need to make sure my body is 100 [percent]". Dallas reportedly already offered a second-round pick for Thomas, but the Seahawks wanted more.
City was Lampard's last English team after spending most of his career at Chelsea, where Mourinho had two spells as manager.
Mourinho subsequently confirmed the decision after leaving Pogba out of the squad to face Derby - a match United unexpectedly lost on penalties.
Things got more hard for United when Romero was dismissed for handball outside his area and Derby capitalised through Jack Marriott, but Fellaini forced a shootout with a last-gasp equaliser.
Manchester United have been fairly successful in the Carabao Cup over the past few years.
City boss Pep Guardiola enjoyed a far more comfortable evening despite also ringing the changes as England under-19 worldwide Phil Foden shone in a 3-0 win at League One Oxford.
Fulham's Cyrus Christie scored with a stunning long-range strike as they ran out 3-1 winners at Millwall, while Andros Townsend grabbed two goals for Crystal Palace as they triumphed 3-0 at former Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.
Danny Ward was Leicester's hero at Wolves as they advanced after a penalty shootout.