Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his disappointment that he was not able to significantly strengthen his team during the close-season.
After an unusual stuttering run-up that briefly gave way to jogging on the spot, Pogba rifled home the first goal from the penalty spot in the third minute after Daniel Amartey handled a shot from Alexis Sanchez.
Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw were on target for Manchester United while Jamie Vardy nipped one back for Leicester City in stoppage time.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are available for selection for their Premier League opener against Arsenal.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has signed a one-year extension to keep him at Selhurst Park until 2020.
Liverpool made four big-money signings, adding goalkeeper Alisson, midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho and winger Xherdan Shaqiri, giving supporters genuine optimism ahead of the new campaign.
As English Premier League kicks off on August 10, new managers on the block, Arsenal's Unai Emery and Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri are bound to feel the pressure of creating early impact.
Tottenham Hotspurs remained convinced they do not need any additions to the squad, Everton and Fulham did most of the business on the deadline day of summer transfer window.
Fulham have signed Spanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico on a season-long loan deal from Sevilla, the newly-promoted Premier League club said on Thursday.
Last season's runaway champions provide the opposition at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal begin a season without Frenchman Arsene Wenger in the dugout for the first time since 1996.
Mauricio Pochettino praised the work being done by Tottenham on new ground and training complex and in securing Harry Kane and Dele Alli to long contracts.
Leicester City manager Claude Puel has warned Manchester United that a deadline day transfer for central defender Harry Maguire is impossible
Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United's detractors a day ahead of his side's Premier League opener at home to Leicester City.
Manchester City will aim to improve their performance rather than beat last season's record-breaking Premier League tally of 100 points, manager Pep Guardiola said.
West Ham United conceded 68 goals last season, the joint highest alongside relegated Stoke City.
Burnley did not disclose the transfer fee but media reports said the 31-year-old with 75 international caps cost about 3.5 million pounds ($4.5 million).
Manchester United have reportedly rejected a deal in which Paul Pogba went to Barcelona for 50.3 million Euros plus two players going the other way - Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.
The US-based Kroenke Sports and Entertainment owns 67 percent of the club and has offered to purchase the 30 percent held by Alisher Usmanov.
A study conducted by ESPN, Intel and University of Bath has claimed that some clubs do get a larger share of luck than the rest.
Thibaut Courtois' agent had spoken earlier of the Belgium international's desire to move to Madrid.