Solskjaer decides on Man Utd penalty taker

Man Utd manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has maintained his decision of making Marcus Rashford the team’s penalty taker after his miss against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Rashford, who coveted his penalty against Chelsea two weeks smashed the ball against the bar against Crystal Palace.

His penalty was the second penalty miss by Manchester United in 5 days after Paul Pogba watched his spot-kick beaten away by Rui Patricio of Wolves.

In reacting to the miss, Solskjaer said “We’re disappointed but I’m sure Marcus will look at his penalty again but he’ll definitely step up again.”

 “The two of them are confident and good penalty takers and I’ve been in that situation myself and missed a penalty for Norway, and when there are two names there it’s the one who’s the most confident.

“And Paul has scored so many before so absolutely no problem. It doesn’t have to be [one designated taker], no. Because sometimes in a game you do grow in confidence, sometimes ‘I don’t want to take it today because I had a bad day’.

“Absolutely no problem with players walking up and saying, ‘this is mine’.”

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