Marcus Rashford Man United news
Marcus Rashford Man United

Man United failed to pick up a win during their second game of the new Premier League season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Molineux.

The Red Devils though should have won this match had Paul Pogba not missed a penalty during the second half.

And after this miss, the whole world seems to have turned against the Frenchman with some fans even racially abusing him on social media.

While most pundits too have been blaming Pogba for the miss but speaking after the match, Ryan Giggs actually blamed Marcus Rashford for the miss.

According to Giggs, Marcus Rashford should have taken charge of penalty duties especially since he had actually converted a high-pressure penalty last weekend vs Chelsea.

“[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,” Giggs told Optus Sport(as reported by Goal).

“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?’

“If I’d have gone walking over to Ruud van Nistelrooy he’d have just said, ‘Go back!’ and he’d have put the ball underneath his shirt. There’s no way you’re getting the ball off him.

“So that’s why I find it a little bit difficult to understand, once a centre-forward has scored a penalty, next penalty they get, [someone else is] taking it.”

Read: Former Man United man advises Lampard on how to turn around this Chelsea side.

Read: Gary Neville does not directly blame Paul Pogba for the penalty miss.

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