Both Pogba and Rashford are key members of this Manchester United side and the uncertainty surrounding their future doesn't really reflect well on the club. We needed points to finish second.
The midfielder, who is already on the coaching staff at United, will reportedly play the last game of the season as a tribute from manager Jose Mourinho.
"I think we deserved that, the boys deserve that and to be the runner-up is not bad in a league of this dimension and this difficulty". United avoided defeat, which is unusual as the team have drawn one and lost four of their last five May away games.
With second spot in the bag, Mourinho is setting a new target for United's last game of the Premier League season at home against Watford on Sunday.
For West Ham the point means they can still mathematically finish in 10th or 17th, which tells you everything about the bottom half of the table. Manchester City have been exhilarating and impeccable throughout the season and no wonder that Manchester United stayed behind them.
David Moyes was left uninterested in the fracas between Mark Noble and Paul Pogba on Thursday night.
"Unless you can do that, and you go in the direction of the ideal squad, you have to keep players you don't love - when I say love, I say it footballistically - and players you don't totally believe have the level of the squad". I worked with the players for a couple of years, so I know them better than anyone.
Despite Lukaku's absence, there is no place in the starting line-up for the out-of-favour Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford as Jose Mourinho continues to take a hard-line stance with his underperforming starlets. And, while they raise their game for the best in England, they get beaten by some of the worst teams in the league.
"That's the reason why he was selected for every match of the season, absolutely every match of the season and that's why he played in so many of them".
The Frenchman, 25, has endured a hard season at Old Trafford, with Mourinho leaving him out of the starting line-up for both legs of the Champions League last-16 defeat by Sevilla.