Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stripped Paul Pogba of penalty duties following his miss against Wolves on Monday night, according to The Sun.
Pogba stepped up to take a 68th-minute spot-kick at Molineux after being brought down in the area when the game was evenly poised at 1-1 despite his fairly poor record from the spot, with the Frenchman now the sixth-worst penalty taker in Premier League history.
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville slammed the World Cup winner and called him ‘selfish’, so the act does not seem to have gone down well amongst the club and pundits alike.
According to The Sun’s report, the Red Devils boss has now stripped Pogba of all penalty-taking duties, instead making Rashford the designated man from the spot – something you could argue should have been done prior to the season starting two weeks ago as pointed out by Neville.
Pogba was left frustrated following Monday evening’s clash, and apologised to teammates in the changing rooms immediately after the match.
This entire situation should have, quite simply, not been allowed to happen by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
It is a telling tribute to the situation at United right now, although they are making clear steps in the right direction with four points in their opening two games having conceded just once, little things like designating a penalty-taker should be decided on right at the beginning of pre-season, not two games deep into the campaign.
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