Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decides between Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford for Man Utd penalty duties against Arsenal

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer decides between Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford for Man Utd penalty duties against Arsenal Comment Advertisement Marcus Rashford scored the decisive goal against PSG from the penalty spot (Picture: Getty)Paul Pogba will retain penalty-taking duties against Arsenal on Sunday, despite Marcus Rashford successfully stepping up to the plate in nerveless fashion against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.In the absence of the suspended France international, Rashford successfully converted an injury-time spot kick, the first he had taken in his professional club career, to complete United’s unprecedented Champions League comeback win.‘Of course there’s always doubts [he would miss],’ said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the match.‘Normally Paul Pogba takes the penalties, but Rashford he is 21, there was a lot of pressure on the boy, but you could see no nerves. He’s fearless. The belief in the boys was fantastic.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite Rashford, who also scored during England’s epic shootout win over Colombia at last summer’s World Cup, keeping his nerve, Pogba will be entrusted with penalty responsibilities should United be awarded one against Unai Emery’s side.Pogba has failed three times from 12 yards already this season, including during last weekend’s victory over Southampton, and draw criticism for his technique. Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by Angus Gunn during Man Utd’s win over Southampton last weekend (Picture: Getty)center_img Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku celebrated Manchester United’s win over PSG by hittting back at suggestions they had fallen out (Picture: Getty)Angus Gunn saved the 24-year-old’s injury-time effort with an outstretched leg after Pogba had denied teammate Romelu Lukaku to complete his first hat-trick for the club.The teammates reportedly had to be separated in the dressing room afterwards by their manager, but hit back at those claims on social media and during the post-match celebrations in Paris on Wednesday.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Mar 2019 2:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img

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