Following Paul Pogba’s penalty miss in the draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he had no problem with Paul Pogba taking the penalty.
After scoring a penalty in the opening 4-0 win over Chelsea, many expected Marcus Rashford to take the penalty but instead, he handed it Pogba. The Frenchman was brought down by Conor Coady in the 68th minute and stepped up to take the penalty which was saved by Rui Patricio as United settled for a draw.
Speaking in a press conference after the Wolves draw, Solskjaer refused to criticize Pogba for his penalty miss, "Not at all, the two of them are confident and good penalty takers. And I've been in that situation myself and missed a penalty for Norway, and when there are two names there it's the one who's the most confident.
"And Paul has scored so many before so absolutely no problem. It doesn't have to be [one designated taker], no. Because sometimes in a game you do grow in confidence, sometimes 'I don't want to take it today because I had a bad day'. Absolutely no problem with players walking up and saying, 'this is mine'.
"The two of them are the designated penalty shooters. It’s up to them there and then to decide that ‘this is mine’. Sometimes players feel they are confident enough – Paul has scored so many penalties for us, today Patricio made a good save."
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