Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was finally able to attain points against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday, albeit not all three that he would have desired.
The away fixture ended in a 1-1 draw for the Red Devils who were able to find the back of the net in the first-half via a superb strike from Anthony Martial which was duly canceled in the second-half through a spectacular worldie from Ruben Neves.
However, the biggest talking point of the game emerged in the 68th minute when Paul Pogba failed to convert the penalty he had won into a winner for the Red Devils.
The point that fans have been scratching their head over after the result is why it was Pobga and not Marcus Rashford, who had taken the spot-kick successfully against Chelsea at Old Trafford last week, who was tasked with the duty.
However, after the game the young English striker came to the defense of the Frenchman by stating the following: “Paul wanted to take it, it’s that simple. Anyone can miss a penalty, he has scored so many penalties and it is normal to miss one. It is simple, if you want to take it, you take it. I took one last week so for me it’s no problem that he took it.”
Pogba came under heavy criticism from the fans after the draw as this has been the fourth time since the start of last season that he has faltered in converting a penalty kick.
Rashford went on to add: “It’s unfortunate he didn’t score but that’s football. The confidence that you’re going to score is always the same. We practice all week and we score the majority of them.
“We decide who wants to take it. There is no reason why we shouldn’t score. It’s not on Pogba, it’s on the team.”
Staunch words from the youngster.