Gary Neville was left fuming over the penalty farce as Man Utd were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Molineux on Monday night.
Marcus Rashford scored from the spot-kick against Chelsea last weekend, but it was Paul Pogba who stepped up this time round after winning the penalty in the second half and had a chance to restore United’s lead.
The Frenchman went on to see his effort saved by Rui Patricio, who in fairness pulled off an excellent save, but it sparked a heated response from Neville in the Sky Sports studio after the game.
As seen in the tweets below quoting his reaction, the former Man Utd star was left furious with the lack of leadership and the lack of clarity over who is taking penalties as he looked back at footage prior to the penalty against Chelsea too.
Speaking after the game, both Rashford and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that there are two assigned penalty takers, but ultimately there should be no reason for discussion between players before a spot-kick, which in turn has led to Neville reacting the way he has.
Time will tell what Solskjaer does moving forward or if he leaves the current system in place, as with Pogba having an awful record from the spot in the Premier League, which is in stark contrast to some of the excellent strikes seen from Rashford from 12 yards out, it surely has to be the latter who takes them from now on.
For Neville though, it’s clear that the system doesn’t sit well with him…
? “Before Pogba took the penalty I was fuming. 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. It's embarrassing. It's not right.“ pic.twitter.com/UlLwxROvZ2
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) August 19, 2019
Gary Neville: “I think Pogba might be the penalty taker here and Rashford took it off his last week. That’s then caused a problem this week. It isn’t right. They should decide in the dressing room – it’s embarrassing.” #MUFC
— Stretford End (@stretford_end) August 19, 2019
.@GNev2 has criticised the confusion over who was taking the missed penalty
"They should decide in the dressing room who is the penalty taker – it’s embarrassing.
“This is a Manchester United penalty, this not a tombola, this is not under-fives on the school field." pic.twitter.com/VOVRNrQRqU
— PA Dugout (@PAdugout) August 19, 2019
Did Pogba take the penalty off Rashford?
?? "Initially I was fuming with Pogba. I thought typical you, you're selfish, why are you even thinking of taking a penalty off a player?" ? @GNev2 says there should never be any debate over who should be taking a penalty… pic.twitter.com/0U98eZXbBw
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 19, 2019