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Rashford and Solskjaer speaks out after pogba misses penalty kick at Wolves



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Marcus Rashford played down the confusion surrounding Paul Pogba and his decision to take a potential game-winning penalty against Wolves.

The World Cup winner missed his spot kick – the fourth time he has done so in 2019 – meaning United had to settle for a point at Molineux.

It came after Neves curled in a brilliant second-half leveller to cancel out Anthony Martial’s 50th United goal.

Victory in the Black Counrty would have taken the Red Devils to the top of the table after their resounding victory over Chelsea last weekend, where Marcus Rashford scored a spot-kick.

United boss Solskjaer dismissed the penalty confusion, insisting both Pogba and Rashford are designated to take spot-kicks for the club.

Solskjaer said: “The two of them are designated the penalty shooters and it’s up to them there and then who feels ‘this is mine’.

“Sometimes players just feel they are confident enough to score – Paul has scored so many penalties for us and today Rui Patricio made a good save.

“The two of them have been very confident. I like players with confidence and the feeling that ‘I can do this’.”

Rashford added: “Paul wanted to take it – it’s that simple.

“Everybody can miss a penalty. He’s scored countless penalties for us so it’s normal to miss one.

“I took one last week so for me it’s no problem for him to take one this week. It’s unfortunate he didn’t score but it’s not on him, it’s as a team and we take it forward to the next game.”