Manchester United are really struggling with this penalty malarkey, aren’t they?
England forward Marcus Rashford was gifted a golden opportunity to get his side back into the game during Saturday’s 2-1 loss against Crystal Palace but was unable to convert from the spot.
This marks the second penalty a United player has missed in as many weeks after Paul Pogba failed to convert against Wolves on Monday.
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You’d have thought putting the ball in the back of the net from such close range would be a fairly simple task for someone being paid extraordinary amounts of money, but then you’d be criminally overlooking years of international misery.
Indeed, the truth of the matter is this: penalties are much more complicated in reality than on paper, and therein lies the magic.
Unless you’re Gary Neville circa 1991, of course…
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 26, 2019
The former United captain was one of the most vocal critics of United’s spot-kick policy last week at Molineux, so this video seems to have found its way into existence at the perfect time.