Solskjaer explains why Paul Pogba took the penalty instead of Rashford


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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has examined the effect of their missed chance and speaking to Sky Sports after the match he explained why Paul Pogba took the penalty.

“We dominated possession, we get the first goal and second half we know they’ll come out like a house on fire.

“They probably got the goal they deserve. I thought we took control again and could have won it.

“First half was a mature performance. Second half was a bit sloppy. We are improving. We are a young team who will learn, we learned on the pitch today.

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“We get a penalty that normally would get us another two points, sometimes the keeper makes a good save.”

Read also: Pogba Misses Penalty As Wolves Again Held United To 1-1 Draw.

On why Paul Pogba took the penalty, the manager said; “The two of them [Pogba and Marcus Rashford] are designated penalty takers, it’s up to them there and then – ‘this is mine’.

“Sometimes players just feel they are confident to score. Paul has scored so many for us and today it was a good save. You can see the slides on the Power Point [to prove they were both designated penalty takers].

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“The two of them have been confident before. Marcus scored last week but Paul was also confident. I like players with confidence.”

Read also: What Rasford Said About Pogba’s Missed Penalty.

On Alexis Sanchez potentially moving to Inter Milan he said: “Let’s see what happens in the coming few weeks. At the moment he is our player.”


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