Weak manager! Solskjaer slammed for protecting Pogba after penalty miss


Manchester United fans have criticized their boss Solskjaer Ole Gunnar for protecting Paul Pogba after losing a penalty against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.

United got a good chance to bag three points at Molineux Stadium to go top of the table but blew it out when Pogba’s powerful spot-kick was saved by Wolves keeper Rui Patricio, who guessed the right way and kept the ball out of the net to preserve the 1-1 draw.


Marcus Rashford was the designated penalty shooter against Chelsea in their opener last week when he was fouled by center-back defender Kurt Zouma in the box. After a short consultation with the Video Assistant Referee, the center referee Taylor pointed to the spot and Rashford made no mistake.

And United fans fumed when they saw Pogba losing Monday’s penalty against Wolves. However, Solskjaer downplayed it when he was asked why the Frenchman took the penalty over Rashford.

“Because the two of them are designated penalty shooters, and last week Marcus was confident enough to go up and today Paul was confident enough, and that is just a decision they’ve made out there same as they did last week. Last week it went well and today it didn’t, so that’s just football,” said the Norwegian manager.

But he received a backlash for his statement, with a section of fans describing him as a weak coach. Check out some of fans’ reactions;


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