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Solskjaer: Paul Pogba will take penalties for Manchester United

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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed his stance about the penalty situation at the Old Trafford after the whole Paul Pogba penalty fiasco.

There have been lots of talks and criticism surrounding Paul Pogba’s penalty miss against Wolves with many pundits and fans calling for Marcus Rashford to be the primary penalty taker at Manchester United.

Former Manchester United players such as Paul Ince have already given their honest views on the situation and now it’s the gaffer’s turn to clear the air regarding this whole situation:

“I’m sure you’re going to see Paul Pogba score a penalty for Man United again. Definitely.

“Let’s see when we get the next one. We’re practicing penalties still and Marcus and Paul are still on them.”

“It’s not that I’ve left it to the players to sort out, we’ve nominated two. It’s not like there’s anarchy and do whatever you want. Last season we had Marcus, Jesse (Lingard), Paul, who all scored penalties, probably more as well.

“(There’s) absolutely no fighting among them. We’re disappointed that we didn’t win the game but the talk is always more difficult when you don’t get a result.”

Paul Pogba was also the subject of an unfortunate and disgusting online racist abuse after the Wolves display with many ‘so-called fans’ taking to social media to vent their ‘frustrations’ at the midfielder.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about the situation and Pogba’s frame of mind ahead of the Crystal Palace game, and while the gaffer vented his disgust against the racist trolls, the Norwegian claimed that Pogba is alright, thanks to his strong character:

“Paul’s fine. Paul’s a strong character and it makes him stronger. I just cannot believe we still sit here in 2019 talking about these instances.

“Social media is a place where, as Harry (Maguire) said, people can hide behind fake identities. I don’t think it’s down to me to change it but we’ve got to do something about it and the authorities have got to do something about these ones that spread this hate.

“You just feel sorry for them really. They must have problems themselves when they have to do this.”

Credits: thenational.ae

Manchester United have 4 points in 2 games as they take on Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford on Saturday.

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