Paul Pogba: Man United fans slam Frenchman for not taking penalty

Paul Pogba: Man United fans slam Frenchman for not taking penalty

- Paul Pogba has come under fire for not taking penalty in Man United's win over Rochdale

- The 26-year-old was not among the five penalty-takers that converted United's spot-kicks

- Manchester United will face Chelsea in the round of 16 in the Carabao Cup

Paul Pogba has come under criticism for not being among penalty-takers during Man United's Carabao Cup shoot-out win over Rochdale.

The Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw during regulation time as the match was decided on penalties which United won by 5-3.

Pogba who did not line up to for the shoot-out made some fans have the impression if the Frenchman was unwilling to take responsibility after his earlier miss in the season.

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Pogba and Marcus Rashford took it turns to miss penalties early in the season after appearing to disagree on the pitch about who should take the spot-kicks.

Pogba and Marcus Rashford missed respective spot-kicks against Wolves and Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

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One fan tweeted: "Why did Pogba, our penalty taker along with Rashford (according to Solskjaer) not step up to take a penalty??? Could it be because it wouldn't have counted towards his goal stats?"

Another said: "If Pogba can't take penalties well enough to be one of the top five picks in a shootout, then why does he get to take penalties during games? Seems to me that there's at least 5 players better suited for the job."

Another pointed to what he saw as a lack of effort from the midfielder, saying: "Just watched #pogba stroll through 90 mins against #rochdale creating 1 chance then not even step up and take a penalty #CarabaoCup #MUFC #shambles ."

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Colchester vs Tottenham ended 4-3 on penalties as the League Two outfit went through into the round of 16 of the Carabao Cup.

The Premier League side were shocked at the result after a dramatic shoot-out saw Colchester qualify into the next stage of the competition.


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