Manchester United pair Nemanja Matic and Jose Mourinho sought to play down the 2-1 win over Liverpool last Saturday and highlight the importance of tomorrow morning's (Singapore time) clash with Sevilla.
And Pogba did not appear for Monday's session at the AON Training Complex at Carrington as United prepare for the return leg after a 0-0 draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
17 - The number of major trophies Carrick has won during his his time at United (6 Community Shields, 5 Premier League titles, 2 League Cups, 1 FA Cup, 1 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup and 1 Europa League). It is no overstatement that, if it wasn't for David De Gea's brilliance, United would have been at least a goal down coming into this leg. Sevilla were the better team in the first leg but they failed to take advantage of that superiority and now find themselves coming to Old Trafford needing to score at least one goal.
"When you're in the last sixteen it looks really far, but in the last eight you start smelling the semi-finals".
"You get that extra spicy feeling, there's that little bit extra to it and we want to be playing these games".
United's midfield three of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata in the first leg was designed with counter-attacking purposes in mind - a triumvirate capable of supplying and finishing off one killer pass to make all the difference - but it ultimately caused the visitors to stagnate and regress during the game.
"We have to beat Sevilla to go through, so we give our best".
Ukraine's Brazilian-born sensation Marlos has starred for Shakhtar Donetsk on a Champions League run that could see them reach the quarter-finals for only the second time when they go to Roma. "But we will try".
He also cited Sevilla's group-stage draws against Jurgen Klopp's men as a sign of their quality.
"I say Liverpool because they are an example of a very good team".
Frenchman Lenglet told Spanish broadcaster COPE Sevilla: "I believe we are ready for United".
And on the injury front, Mourinho confirmed Anthony Martial is fit and available to play against Sevilla but was undecided on Paul Pogba.
Others who missed out are: Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Daley Blind even as Eric Bailly took part despite an injury scare on Saturday.