The 25-year-old France worldwide is one of a number of regulars left out of the team for Tuesday's League Cup encounter with Derby County. I would lie if I said we threw the match away.
And the 55-year-old coach informed the Man United players that Pogba will never be captain again.
Pogba served as captain in the team's 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday and on two other occasions.
'I think these are the games everybody wants to play in, and we'll go into that game with a lot of confidence'.
Jack Marriott's 85th-minute header put Frank Lampard on course for a first victory against a Premier League side as manager until Marouane Fellaini equalised deep into stoppage time - but that just delayed the celebrations.
But Derby threatened throughout and got an equaliser in the second half when on-loan Liverpool winger Harry Wilson scored a brilliant free-kick from distance which completed deceived United goalkeeper Sergio Romero. We know that position is one that requires continued investment to maintain.
Asked about what is stopping the team from playing the way fans are often crying out for at Old Trafford, he said: "I can't tell you because I'm a player".
But while reiterating United's ability to compete for the best players in the transfer market - the club have forecast revenues of between £615m and £630m for 2018/19 - Woodward underlined the importance of a clear pathway to the first team for academy talents.