Gary Neville wants answers about the penalty fiasco in the game against Wolves on Monday night, he is “fuming.”
Gary Neville has described himself as “fuming” on Sky Sports after the game, which saw United drop two pints after Paul Pogba missed a penalty.
In a game that saw Manchester United dominate all the statistics columns, they managed only a draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Granted the second half saw a much better performance from Wolves. United was undone by a superb Ruben Neves strike from outside the box, that tied the game up.
But a penalty for a foul on Paul Pogba saw a strange if not different talking point after the game.
It was all about why there was a debate between Marcus Rashford and Pogba about who took the penalty.
There was no arguing, everything between the two players seemed cordial.
But after Rashfords recent success rate in the high-pressure situation, the ball was left for the less than consistent Pogba to take the kick.
Now granted had Pogba scored there would be no talk, but he didn’t he missed.
Now Neville is furious and like many who watched from the sidelines, wonders why and want answers.
“Why is there a debate on who takes the penalty? I don’t like it.”
“There should never be a debate.”
“Pogba has missed four in the last 12 months. You’d think he has had his chance.”
“Rashford scored last week – take the penalty.”
“But there wasn’t a leader out there. Something wasn’t right. They couldn’t make a decision between them.”
“Initially, I was fuming with Pogba.”
“But when I looked at what happened with last week’s penalty with Chelsea, it was weird.”
His rant continued:
“It isn’t right.”
“We don’t come on air tonight and ask each other which pieces of analysis we’re doing – we decide before we come on.”
They should decide in the dressing room. It’s embarrassing.”
“This is a Manchester United penalty – this isn’t a tombola. This is not under-fives football on the playground.”
Teammate Marcus Rashford defended Pogba, he said:
“Paul wanted to take it, it’s that simple. He has scored countless penalties for us. But it’s normal to miss one.”
“I took one last week, it was no problem for me for him to take one this week.”
Who will take the next one for United?