The subsequent shoot-out saw a procession of deftly converted spot-kicks before, with the score poised at 8-7 to Derby, Phil Jones saw his effort saved by Scott Carson.
Pogba enjoyed an impressive World Cup and his intention was not to return to Old Trafford, but he had little choice and while he continues in Manchester for now, it seems only a matter of time before the player moves on.
"I repeated what I said in the last match, that their [the opponent's] dressing room was one with belief, because it [the match] was open and they played quite well", Mourinho told Sky Sports.
I think he actually said that before the penalties, but I appreciate it."We are here to attack", Pogba told the media after the match.
Today a video has emerged from Manchester United's Carrington training base which appeared to show Jose Mourinho and Pogba disagreeing. They played so well against Brentford and I knew how much they all wanted to play.
"Teams are scared when they see Man United attacking and attacking".
United were disappointing once again as they scraped a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes, as Marouane Fellaini rescued the 10-man hosts - who had Sergio Romero sent off - deep into second-half stoppage time.
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It's not just a single player, everyone is a part of the team.
And an angry Berbatov has now sounded off about what's going on at Old Trafford, with the problems no longer just behind the scenes.
Between now and Saturday's game at the London Stadium we hope calms heads can prevail and both Pogba and Mourinho can get on the same page.
Having lost two of their opening three Premier League games of the season, Manchester United recovered some form to win three games on the spin.
Wilson was tormenting United and another of his unsafe raids in the 67th minute led Romero to sprint out of his area and block with his hand, earning a red card that forced Mourinho to send on former Derby keeper Lee Grant for his debut.
Before the first Derby County penalty was taken, the United manager spoke to Lampard.