Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba admitted that he may have to consider changing his controversial penalty run up after Everton keeper Jordan Pickford saved his spot kick earlier today at Old Trafford.
It was the second penalty in a row that France international Pogba has seen saved after Burnley ‘keeper Joe Hart also failed to fall for his stuttering run up recently, although this time the £89 million man got lucky with Pickford parrying the ball straight back to him to stroke into the net.
Manchester United went in at the break 1-0 up and looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory when Anthony Martial finished superbly from the edge of the box on 49 minutes, but Everton playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a penalty with 15 minutes to go to make it a nervy finish for the home side.
“I was lucky, the important thing is it went in and I scored the goal, good for us and me. After we carried on and had other chances, most important thing was the win.” Pogba told Sky Sports.
The Old Trafford faithful could be heard groaning as Pogba took forever to take his spot kick and he revealed afterward that Premier League goalkeepers may now be wise to his technique, as well as admitting that he had been at fault for showboating in the middle of the park in the build up to Everton’s penalty.
“I always try and destabilize the keeper, maybe they know how I take penalties, maybe I should practice to change it, if the keepers know my step.” He added.
“Sometimes I have to clear the ball. I always try to improve and play, find solutions, we have the ability to play.”