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Gary Neville Was Absolutely Furious With The Pogba Rashford Penalty Row Last Night

Gary Neville Was Absolutely Furious With The Pogba Rashford Penalty Row Last Night
By Michael McCarthy
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The positive start to the season for Manchester United didn't last very long.

A 4-0 win over Chelsea last week couldn't have gone much better. An Anthony Martial goal put them ahead at Molineaux last night, a venue they lost twice at in 2019. A Ruben Neves wonder strike brought the game back level, but United fans will have been enthused by a positive performance against a good team.

Unfortunately though, Paul Pogba was to step up to the plate and controversy has come with him. When United won a second half penalty, Marcus Rashford originally grabbed the ball - a player who scored from the spot against Chelsea last week and has scored every penalty he's taken from the club. Paul Pogba had decided it was his turn though, despite having one of the worst penalty records in Premier League history.

After a brief dispute, Pogba won the day, and duly missed the penalty.

After the game, Monday Night Football pundit Gary Neville was furious with the mix up, insisting, many times, that "something's not right".

Something wasn't right there when we were watching. Something's not right.

All I'm holding back on, initially I was fuming with Pogba. I thought, 'it's typical you, it's selfish. Why are you even thinking of taking a penalty off of a player?'

But actually last week's one, when I'm looking at it, against Chelsea. It's weird. Something's not right. And only Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is going to able to shed light on it.

It isn't right. We don't just come on air tonight and say, 'which piece of analysis are you doing? Are you doing this one or am I doing this one?' We decide before we come on. They should decide in the dressing room who is the penalty taker. It's embarrassing!

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Neville then analysed footage of the actual incident and lost it again.

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This is a Manchester United penalty. This is not a tombola. This is not Under 5s on the playground decides who takes it at the time.

Something's not right!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieB2uWuTQIk

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Also in the Sky Sports studio, Jamie Carragher was also particularly angry that in the days of sports science and minute detail, he suspected that the United manager had left such a big decision up the players, something Ole Gunnar Solksjaer would go on to to confirm.

The Norwegian said after the game: "The two of them are the designated penalty shooters. It's up to them there and then to decide that 'this is mine'.

"Sometimes players feel they are confident enough to score. Paul has scored so many penalties for us, and today Patricio made a good save."

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-rRaCDXZtg

 

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