New caretaker boss and former 'baby-faced assassin', Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has had a blissful start to his career as United's manager with 7 straight victories in all competitions. United have scored 19 goals along the way, conceding just 4 goals.
So far, United have had 3 penalties awarded in their favour. These have been taken by the players who were directly fouled.
Jesse Lingard scored from the spot against Cardiff, Juan Mata against Reading and most recently, Paul Pogba against Brighton.
So the question of who Solskjaer's number one choice is for penalty duties has arisen.
MUTV's Stewart Gardner asked Ole to clarify the situation and the caretaker boss said: “Paul is the penalty taker, but we have got players who want to take penalties and that is the key. If they want to take it, they can argue among themselves but Paul is the nominated one.
”He scores them, which is what matters. I wouldn’t have done it that way. I would have run to the ball and smashed it, but he kept his calm. It took two minutes before he was allowed to take it so that shows how composed he is and I think he enjoys playing football as wll. In front of the Stretford End, so why don’t you just enjoy it?“
With Pogba being the chosen one, fans should expect more goals from him this season. He has already scored 10 goals(his highest in a single season), with 4 coming from the penalty spot.
Did You Know?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored 126 goals as a Manchester United player without a single one from the penalty spot!!!
GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.