Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given a new twist to penalty-taking issues at the club. He has decided to trust both Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford to still take penalties for the club despite their recent failures to score from the spot.
“Fine margins,” he said. “We’re disappointed but I’m sure Marcus will look at his penalty again but he’ll definitely step up again.”
He said: “The two of them are confident and good penalty takers and I’ve been in that situation myself and missed a penalty for Norway, and when there are two names there it’s the one who’s the most confident.
“And Paul has scored so many before so absolutely no problem. It doesn’t have to be [one designated taker], no. Because sometimes in a game you do grow in confidence, sometimes ‘I don’t want to take it today because I had a bad day’.
“Absolutely no problem with players walking up and saying, ‘this is mine’.”