In a moment that caused widespread debate and controversy, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford’s penalty debacle against Wolves on Monday night has brought the familiar questions of Manchester United’s leadership back to the fore.
After Rashford successfully converted his spot-kick against Chelsea in United’s opening Premier League game of the season, many would have predicted the England international to take the honours against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side too.
Instead, Pogba took the responsibility and promptly saw his penalty saved by Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio. After the match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the club has two designated takers and it would be up to them to decide who would step up at the time.
Following the Norwegian’s comments on the fiasco, United fans took to Twitter to share their concerns about the matter.
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Many supporters of the Manchester side were absolutely livid with Solskjaer’s remarks, and insisted it spoke of “awful management”.
Indeed, some labelled the process of having two penalty takers as “weak”, and urged the United boss to intervene and change his style of running things.
Check out the furious reaction of United fans below:
— Archie (@archrfc) August 19, 2019
This isn’t right. You’re the boss Ole. Its your job to pick the right player. This is just not right.
— Shihab (@Shihab06) August 19, 2019
What a clown of a manager we got. Just pick one player Christ sakes
— Tait (@Dalotic) August 19, 2019
No that’s weak from ole just pick a penalty taker.
— david (@davidchung1012) August 19, 2019
Car crash leadership.
— Gearoid (@gearoidwalsh) August 19, 2019
— Dan (@DansTweeterings) August 19, 2019
What utter nonsense
— abhishek mehan (@mehanabhi41) August 19, 2019
Bros, pick one and stamp it.
— champ (@b_eejayy) August 19, 2019
As a manager he has to decide the order of penalty takers otherwise you create chaos and power amongst players. I back Ole 100% but that’s amateurish from him and showing his time in a managerial position
— Craig Gapper (@Gapper_Drums) August 19, 2019