Jose Mourinho's Manchester United's split personality was once again on display at Wembley as they became the eighth consecutive team to knock Tottenham Hotspur out of an FA Cup semi-final since 1991.
After Alexis Sanchez, who was booed for his Arsenal connections, hung in the air to magnificently head in a 24th-minute equaliser from a cross from the equally maligned Pogba, United were the better side.
"I am disappointed", said Pochettino, before turning his attention to the battle to finish in the Premier League's top four and qualify for Europe's elite competition next season. Mourinho and co know how to win trophies. "That is great. It is something that we wanted and now we have four games to go in the league where we have to perform really well, and then the final".
"They (Tottenham) are very talented, they play with a lot of players in attack".
The former England worldwide has also responded strongly to a Spurs fan on social networking site Twitter who called for Pochettino to leave and Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri to be brought in.
Spurs have now lost eight consecutive FA Cup semi-finals since 1991. The two sides had met in the FA Cup third round in 2012-13.
Now, if he's given the chance to stay at United beyond this season, he must do it more often.
Spurs are a better footballing team than United, they are nicer to watch and Pochettino has done an admirable job but that does not win you any trophies.
United is second behind newly crowned champion Manchester City, and Mourinho is on course to deliver the club's highest finish since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
"But that is the way we have chose to go and Tottenham is a completely different club to the others".
The last major final they reached was the League Cup final in Pochettino's first season at the club in 2014.
"That is as good an attitude I have seen from this team, a complete reversal from last weekend against West Brom".
"Sometimes after the game I am very frustrated, but quickly I move on and we have four games to make sure we play Champions League", he said.
After going behind, United improved in the second half, Chris Smalling suggesting a half-time lecture from Mourinho made an impact.