Football rumours from the media Aug 21, 2019

Today’s rumours, gossip and social media round-up from around the web

Gary Lineker reacts to Paul Pogba’s missed penalty against Wolves

Gary Lineker reacts to Paul Pogba’s missed penalty against Wolves – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium last night, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will rue dropping points after the Red Devils came very close to leaving with a rare win against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.

Anthony Martial opened the scoring for the visitors in the 27th minute, but they were pegged back by a Ruben Neves cracker 10 minutes after the second-half resumed.

With 20 minutes to play, Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba won a penalty and opted to take it.

However, Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio brilliantly saved the Frenchman’s effort, and both sides had to settle for the shares of the spoils in the end.

Pogba’s decision to take the spot-kick surprised many after Marcus Rashford had taken one against Chelsea last weekend.

The English striker scored and had since been appointed as the Red Devils’ designated penalty taker.

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker couldn’t believe Pogba’s action, and here is how the former Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona striker reacted on Twitter:

Solskjaer has since cleared the air, claiming both players are United’s spot-kick takers.

That decision has cost them two points, though, and Pogba’s poor penalty record means he shouldn’t be anywhere near the duty.

Of the 11 penalties he has taken in the Premier League since the start of last season; the most of any player in the competition, he has missed four, and the Old Trafford outfit can’t afford such luxury if they are to finish in top four this season.

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Manchester United ‘disgusted’ as Paul Pogba is racially abused online

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Rui Patricio Saves Penalty from Paul Pogba to Win Wolves a Point Against Manchester United (Video)

Manchester United were held to a draw by a very resilient Wolverhampton Wanderers team. After Anthony Martial had opened the scoring for the visitors in the first half, Ruben Neves equalized in the second. United had a perfect opportunity to snatch all three points when they were awarded a penalty in the 68th minute, but […]

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Alexis Sanchez Has Been an Absolute Disaster at United – Gary Neville (Video)

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Disallowing Gabriel Jesus goal was ‘VAR at its best’, Jamie Carragher says

Jamie Carragher believes the decision by the video assistant referee to disallow Gabriel Jesus’ late winner for Manchester City against Tottenham was “VAR at its best”.