Jose Mourinho has still to find a balance that can get the best from both Sanchez and Pogba and the Portuguese will be under big pressure to drop one of his stars for Sevilla's crucial Champions League trip to Old Trafford in favour of rewarding Rashford. This means that based on Liverpool's non-shooting actions around United's penalty box, they should have scored nearly 3 goals.
The La Liga outfit visit Old Trafford tomorrow evening (7.45pm) in the Champions League.
Pogba recovered from illness to be in the squad that day and is now fighting to be involved in the return leg having missed Saturday's 2-1 win against Liverpool with an injury sustained in training on the eve of the game.
In early team news, The Red Devils are still without the services of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Phil Jones and Daley Blind, all of who are ruled out.
However, in the end, Manchester United's deep block held firm and kept Liverpool's Fab Four minus One at bay to retain all three points.
It was a dominant first period by the hosts, with Liverpool unable to claw their way back into the tie, despite an Eric Bailly own-goal on 66minutes.
"I think it's pretty much already been said, to be honest with you", he replied when asked whether he was retiring. While he seems to believe that United's goals were not a result of any particular style, I feel that is not true.
"We need to score one goal, and at home, we had the opportunities. But the reality in this moment is that we have no advantage at all".
"I am upset with the reaction they had with Scott McTominay. I have to give the credit to Mr [Louis] Van Gaal who was responsible for his first season in the first team". I'm really happy too.
Liverpool needed luck to overcome Manchester United after suffering those initial shocks and they were in short supply of that precious commodity today. He plays for United many matches, he starts some comes from the bench for others. No, of course not.
"The same problem came back on the Sunday of that week in training, so then I had the procedure the following week, which I went through and now it's totally fine and I'm clear".
"Seville and Brighton are more important games than Liverpool", Mourinho said on Saturday. "As if any of that rhetoric will have any bearing on the harsh reality facing Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard for that matter", Crooks wrote in his Team of the Week column for BBC Sport. Jose Mourinho must hope his cautious tactics in Spain are not what costs his side across the two legs.