The France international bounced back in style at the Vitality Stadium, though. An assist for Romelu Lukaku capped off a man of the match winning display from the 25-year-old and he looks set to start Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
Pogba seemed to thrive playing in the tip of a midfield three, with Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini performing a holding role against the Cherries.
In his post-match press conference the Portuguese boss rejected Paul Scholes' claims that the showing against West Brom was “disrespectful” to his manager, but the 55-year-old has been vocal in his criticism of certain players at times this season.
The expectation levels around the £89 million singing from Juventus are obviously high and while Pogba's second half performance against Manchester City turned the game, scoring twice in a 3-2 win, Mourinho clearly feels that inconsistency is still a major issue.
bet365 offer an industry best price of 11/2 (6.50) that Pogba scores at anytime during the 90 minutes, while it's 16/1 (17.0) that the midfielder opens the scoring. That's also a best price with the online bookmaker.
One player who has had few problems finding the net in recent weeks at big price is Chris Smalling. The England international now has three goals in as many away games and it's 50/1 (51.0) that Smalling scores first at Wembley with bet365 while the same firm are a huge 20/1 (21.0) about the centre-back in the anytime scorer market.
At the time of writing that is an industry best price over double what several other major firms are offering.
The bookmaker favour Tottenham in the match betting where the Londoners are 5/4 (2.25) to win the game in normal time.
The Wembley factor is seen as a huge positive for Mauricio Pochettino’s side who have played each of their home Premier League games at the venue this term. United are priced at 11/5 (3.20) to win the match in 90 minutes while the draw is available at 23/10 (3.30) with bet365.