Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals why Paul Pogba did not take a penalty for Manchester United vs Rochdale
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals why Paul Pogba did not take a penalty for Manchester United vs Rochdale

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Paul Pogba failed to take a spot-kick in the penalty shootout against Rochdale due to an ankle injury. 

After suffering an injury in the 1-1 draw against Southampton, Pogba returned from a three-week lay-off with a twisted ankle to start against Rochdale in the League Cup on Wednesday night but suffered a knock during the 90 minutes. Pogba missed a penalty against Wolverhampton Wanderers and did not take one in the third round tie.

Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Arsenal clash, Solskjaer explained why Pogba failed to take a penalty against Rochdale, "The situation is he finished the game, 90 minutes, fantastic. But he got a knock to his ankle, which is very swollen, so it was better for him not to go there with the team and he's in a race for Monday. That's just the way it is."

United will be hoping for their third win of the season when they take on Arsenal on Monday 30th September in a 10 PM (EAT) kick-off at Old Trafford.

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