Pogba on his penalty run-up: Paul Pogba spoke about his penalty run-up, while Jose Mourinho has also responded to Pogba’s unique style.
Manchester United secured another three points in the Premier League, and a second consecutive league win at Old Trafford, as Jose Mourinho’s side emerged 2-1 winners over Everton.
Manchester United began the goalscoring in the first half when Paul Pogba scored on a rebound after a penalty was given to the side.
The side doubled their lead in the second half when Anthony Martial scored a terrific goal from a delicious pass from Paul Pogba.
However, a poor challenge by Smalling in the second half led to Everton equalizing through Gylfi Sigurdsson.
For the rest of the game, Everton dominated possession but failed to break through a tight Manchester United defence. Romelu Lukaku was brought on for Marcus Rashford for the final 25 minutes but missed another easy chance towards the end of the game.
After the game, Paul Pogba was asked about his penalty run-up. Here’s what Pogba said:
Pogba on his penalty run-up:
Paul Pogba was defensive of his penalty run-up, stating that this is how he had always taken his penalties.
“I always shoot like this and that’s how I take penalties,” Pogba said.
Pogba: “I was lucky with the penalty but most important is the goal went in it was good for us and for me and we had other chances but most important was the win.” #mufc [Sky]
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Pogba stated that he might need to change his penalty style because the goalkeepers have begun to decode them.
“I always try to destabilize the keeper, I always shoot like this, that’s how I know how to take the penalty. Maybe I practice to change it because maybe the keeper start to know my step.
“Goalkeepers are starting to know my penalties so I might have to change. I don’t like to just clear the ball but it’s true I must do that sometimes so the team can push up.”
Paul Pogba on his penalty run ups: “I always try to destabilise the keeper, I always shoot like this, that’s how I know how to take penalties. Maybe I practice to change it because maybe the keeper start to know my step.” #MUFC
— Manchester United (@MUFCScoop) October 28, 2018
Pogba also admitted that he was lucky with the penalty, but stated that United’s win was the main aim, and he was happy to achieve it.
“I was lucky with the penalty but most important is the goal went in it was good for us and for me and we had other chances but most important was the win.
Paul Pogba on his signature penalty run ups: “I always try to destabilise the keeper, I always shoot like this, that’s how I know how to take penalties. Maybe I practice to change it because maybe the keeper start to know my step.” pic.twitter.com/UKdvRKo0Yd
— 🇳🇬 ⚽ Football Fanzone (@MyFFZone) October 28, 2018
Mourinho on Pogba’s penalty run-up:
Mourinho, on the other hand, praised the referee for his consistency throughout the game.
“I think the referee was very good in all the game. He was solid and consistent. In the two penalty actions he was consistent.
On Pogba’s penalty run-up, Mourinho said,
“Pogba is a better penalty taker than myself. He has the courage to take it. I admire players who have the courage to take them. He wants to take them. Maybe he has to change his approach but I don’t want him to change his mental approach.”
Manchester United have climbed up to 8th position in the league and will now face Bournemouth next week in the league. Mourinho’s side is currently 17 points from 10 games.