However, the English Premier League (EPL) side had no reason to feel happy about their success, as midfielder Pogba was replaced by Marouane Fellaini due to an apparent hamstring injury early in the second half.
Manager Jose Mourinho admitted on Thursday night he could be out for an extended period: 'I don't know for sure, but for sure, no Middlesbrough and no national team'.
"It's very important - it could be one more trophy and it means we play Champions League".
In a stop-start Premier League campaign Manchester United head to the Riverside on Sunday to face Middlesbrough in what is the second of just two league fixtures in a seven-week period between mid-February and the beginning of April. I don't ask for me, but for all the English teams. "It's March and there are still a lot of games to go and hopefully I can add many more". Old Trafford can give them that little bit of extra energy for the match and play a part in helping us try to qualify.
Mourinho, who won three league titles in two spells with Chelsea, also questioned the club's transfer business under his predecessor Louis van Gaal, who sold strikers Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez as well as winger Angel di Maria.
Jose Mourinho has called on the Premier League to change domestic fixture schedules for clubs involved in European competition. We played Villarreal and then Swansea at 12.
Mourinho is hopeful Pogba, who has had an inconsistent season following his world record move from Juventus, will be ready after the next global break.
"I think they don't give an "S". It's very hard for my players to have injuries.
Roy Keane's comments have made their way around the internet by this stage, but there's a reason why his comments on Mourinho complaining about fixture pile-up were said with such venom.
"But in Rostov, when I was speaking to the delegate about the condition of the pitch at the stadium, he was telling me that if the player gets injured, no problem, because they have insurance". "It's always about reaching your confidence level and physically being ready for every game".
Bukharov was next to test Romero, forcing the Argentine to save well down low to his right, and with the last touch of the game United's stopper produced a world-class stop from Noboa's long-range free-kick.
"So that's normal. I think the Monday game, more than an hour of 11 against 10, also had a price".