SOLSKJAER HANDS POGBA PENALTY DUTIES DESPITE MISS AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON

Manchester United caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted Paul Pogba will still take the club’s next penalty despite having one missed in their 3-2 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer said he will not be speaking to the French star about his style of taking penalties that involves a slow run-up. When asked if he would be encouraging Pogba to change his style, the Norwegian said: “I just said to him there – get ready for the next one because you’re going to take that one as well.”

I’ve missed penalties. He’s a confident boy, he wants to go and take the next one. You want that character in boys,” he added.

Pogba was handed the chance to add to his goalscoring account at stoppage time with United leading 3-2 thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s earlier brace.

However, the midfielder placed the ball straight down the centre of goal which Angus Gunn saved with his feet.

Solskjaer further lauded his side’s thrilling comeback, but lamented his wards’ lack of class.

We had character and belief more than quality. We lacked a bit of class, we should have been 2-0 up after five minutes. But we have three points and we are happy,” he noted.

Following the victory at home, the Red Devils sit fourth on the standings with 58 points, just three behind third-placed Tottenham Hotspurs.

Earlier, Continentour.com.ng reported that Manchester United moved to fourth position on the Premier League standings after beating Southampton 3-2 in a tough match at Old Trafford on Saturday, March 2.

The Red Devils had to come back in the second half from a goal down before winning this match thanks to goals from Pereira and Romelu Lukaku.

Southampton scored their goal in the 26th minute through Yann Valery who was superbly assisted by Charlie Austin beating David De Gea in goal for Manchester United.

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