Luckily for Pogba, however, the ball fell back to him and he slotted it in for the United opener.
Lukaku has not scored for his club since September 15 and manager Jose Mourinho has taken the decision to leave him out of the team to face his former club.
We should, how we like to say, kill the game with the goal, but we didn't score and when you don't score this happens.
"We are playing OK", Mourinho said. Yes, we are good friends.
'Obviously in the Premier League every team has quality to hurt you, so we knew they would try to score. For us it is nearly an impossible mission to keep a clean sheet even with the phenomenal goalkeeper [David de Gea] we have and to score goals is really hard for us.
"And to score goals is really hard for us - you can see that in this moment".
Lukaku scored 27 goals in 51 games in his first season at Old Trafford but has found the net just four times in 13 appearances so far this term.
"He took quite a long time to understand what we want, quite a long time for his brain and body to be ready for how we want him to play", Mourinho said.
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At the moment Cesc Fabregas is yet to play in the EPL for Chelsea owing to the fact that new manager, Maurizio Sarri prefers to start Jorginho, Matto Kovacic and N'golo Kante at the midfield.
"He is understanding things he did not before".
"When he did his run-up I knew where he was going to go and I saved it, but unfortunately it went back out", Pickford told Everton's club website. His performance without the goal would be a good performance. You can not score every time you play, there are matches where you are not going to score.
It's the second time this season that the questionable run-up has cost United and himself after he was thwarted by Joe Hart at Turf Moor.
The French forward, who reportedly rejected the club's offer of a contract extension this week, won the penalty for Paul Pogba's opener and curled in a splendid goal of his own after half-time.
Mourinho said: "The thing I like is the desire to take it".
"He can think what he wants, I'm sorry".