Ex Manchester United midfielder, Ryan Giggs is of the opinion that Marcus Rashford should have demanded to take the penalty Paul Pogba missed against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
At 1 – 1, Pogba’s effort was saved by Rui Patricio, but Giggs feels Rashford should’ve insisted on taking the penalty himself.
Manchester United ended up sharing the points with Wolves as they both settled for a draw.
Giggs has now said Rashy was the natural goalscorer.
His words, “[Rashford is a] centre-forward, scores a goal in his first league game, penalty, you get another penalty in the next game, you’ve got to be demanding to take it.”
“It’s a shame, he was really disciplined tonight, Pogba.
“Pogba has not got a great record either of scoring penalties. He doesn’t score every penalty he takes.
“It seems like whoever wins the penalty gets to take it, I wonder if [Harry] Maguire or [Victor] Lindelof win the penalty, who gets to take it?
“I was surprised. I’m not surprised that Paul Pogba stepped up, because he’s that kind of player, which is obviously encouraging.
“I’m just surprised when you’ve scored a penalty the game before, that you get a penalty the next game you don’t take it. So you open up to criticism then, because if Marcus misses it then OK, you can miss a penalty, but now everybody is talking about why Marcus didn’t take it, why did Pogba take it?
“It should have been Marcus. It’s a strange one because before the game you usually have a designated penalty taker and you would think it would be Marcus after scoring last week. Like I say, he’s done it the week before.
“Again, there’s a conversation. Ole’s said after the game that they have two designated penalty takers and looking at this [last week’s] maybe they do, and again tonight they have the same conversation, so it’ll be interesting to see, ‘Do you fancy it? No, I fancy it?”
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