Ole drops penalty taker after being left embarrassed, claims The Sun

Date published: Wednesday 21st August 2019 9:44

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a dramatic U-turn and reportedly lambasted Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford over Monday night’s ‘penalty farce’.

The Manchester United boss has now picked a new spot-kick taker at Old Trafford after Pogba and Rashford were seen debating he issue on the field at Molineux in the 1-1 draw.

After being brought down in the area by Ryan Bennett, there were discussions between Pogba and Rashford as to who would take the penalty, with the Frenchman eventually taking responsibility following Rashford’s success last weekend.

The midfielder missed, however, but after the game Solskjaer refused to criticise either player, despite heavy criticism from Gary Neville, who labelled the incident “embarrassing”.

“[Pogba took it] because the two of them are the designated penalty shooters, and it’s up to them, there and then, who feels that it is theirs,” the manager said.

“Sometimes, players just feel that they’re confident enough to score. Paul’s scored so many penalties for us, and today Patricio made a good save.

“There is a system, you can see the slides on the PowerPoint. That doesn’t change after tonight, the two of them have been very confident before and last week, Marcus scored a goal.”

The Sun though now claims that Solskjaer “tore into” the pair for “failing to decide who was on duty before kick-off” following the second half incident.

The report also claims that Rashford has now been named the new penalty taker after Solskjaer was left “embarrassed” and that Pogba “apologised to his team-mates” in the dressing room after the match.

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