New Manchester United signing Jadon Sancho had a tournament to forget as he missed a penalty kick in the Euro 2020 final clash against Italy.
Sancho stepped up to take the fourth kick, but couldn’t get it past Donnarumma.
He has since been subjected to racist abuse from ignorant supporters who shouldn’t be affiliated with the beautiful game.
Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Sancho and also Marcus Rashford have a strong character, because the decision to step up and play in such circumstances is a huge one.
Solskjaer told the official Man United website: “Yeah, you do. You know the thing is when you step up to take a penalty, I think you’ve already won. You’ve taken on the responsibility and I’m sure many of the players are hoping I don’t want to take a penalty.
“So I think it’s a great character trait to step up and say I will deal with it, the consequences. You might be the hero or the one who misses. That’s football, you learn from it and definitely come back stronger.”
Speaking particularly on Rashford, Solskjaer admitted that he knew Rashford will come back stronger and would opt to take more kicks. He added: “I’ve not seen many people, at this club anyway, who lay down and say I’ll not take a penalty anymore. I know Marcus is going to put his hand up and say he wants to take one for us.”