Solskjaer on Utd's penalty takers

English Premier League

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has commented on whether or not Paul Pogba will remain on penalty duties this season.

The Frenchman was criticised by former United defender Gary Neville after he saw his spot-kick saved by Wolves shot-stopper Rui Patrico in Monday's 1-1 draw.

Marcus Rashford netted his first goal of the season from the penalty spot in the win over Chelsea, but the Norwegian insists Pogba along with Rashford will be the main spot-kick takers.

"I'm sure you're going see Paul Pogba score a pen for Manchester United again," Solskjaer said, according to ESPN FC.

"We're practising [penalties] still and Marcus and Paul are still on them.

"Don't be surprised if Marcus or Paul scores the next one. There was absolutely no fighting amongst them.

"We've nominated two [takers] and throughout the season you'll have games where they are not playing and it's good to know they're there and trusted to take pens.

"It's not like anarchy and they can do whatever they want, we have a few. Last year we had Marcus, Jesse [Lingard] and Paul, it's not just left to them."

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