Solskjaer names Rashford as Man Utd’s new penalty taker after fury over Pogba miss vs Wolves

By | 20th August 2019

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER tore into Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford over their Molineux penalty farce.

The Manchester United boss has stripped Pogba of spot-kick duties following his miss in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Wolves — after he appeared to have a disagreement with Rashford over who would take it.

The Frenchman was criticised for his actions on Monday night
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Solskjaer told the dressing room Rashford is now the penalty taker — and blasted the pair for failing to decide who was on duty before kick-off.

The Norwegian was also left embarrassed by their on-pitch squabble, with the world watching the clash live on TV.

Pogba won the 68th-minute spot-kick after being fouled in the box. Both he and Rash wanted to take it, before the French World Cup winner got his way.

But Pogba saw his effort saved by Rui Patricio, costing United dear as they looked for a second straight win.

Publicly Solskjaer did not criticise the pair, saying they were both designated penalty takers.

It was a different matter behind the scenes and now Pogba — who has missed four of his last nine penalties — has been taken off spot-kick duties.


Pog, 26, was visibly frustrated at the end of the game and apologised to his team-mates in the Molineux dressing room.

His future at the club remains uncertain as the £89million man targets a move to Real Madrid.

However, that is looking increasingly unlikely before the European transfer window shuts on September 2, with United wanting a mega £180m for their star midfielder.

This post written by Marc Mayo originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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