MOURINHO HAS A SERIOUS ADVICE FOR POGBA

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba scored the opener in United’s 2-1 win against Everton on Sunday.

Pogba scored courtesy of a penalty kick, but he missed the kick with Jordan Pickford guessing the right way following his bizarre run up and was fortunate to score the follow through.

Speaking after the game, Pogba admitted that he will have to change his style of penalty having also missed against Burnley.

“I was lucky, the important thing is it went in and I scored the goal, good for us and me,” Pogba told Sky Sports.

“After we carried on and had other chances, most important thing was the win.”

Asked if he will change his penalty style, Pogba replied: “I always try and destabilise the keeper, maybe they know how I take penalties.

“Maybe I should practice to change it, if the keepers know my step.”

Pogba has failed to score from the spot four times when he has tried his bizarre technique, and Jose Mourinho having hailed his character strength to go up and take penalties have told Pogba that he has to change his penalty style.

“The thing I like is the desire to take it,” Mourinho said. “I don’t like Mickey Mouses: fragile, afraid to go, I don’t take penalties. I don’t like that, I like the player that I want to take it.

“Paul wants to take and that for me is fantastic. If he misses, he misses. Can he improve his penalty? I think he can.

“I think the goalkeepers don’t move and they are waiting for his decision so I think he probably has to learn from that. But for me the most important thing is next time we have a penalty he wants to go again.”