Paul Pogba opened the scoring on Saturday with his trademark run-up for a penalty against Brighton.
The Frenchman favours a slow, stuttering run-up, or perhaps more appropriately, walk-up as he takes penalty kicks, which he repeated in the 2-1 win over the Seagulls in their Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
The home crowd audibly groaned as Pogba edged toward the ball, although they heartily cheered after he struck the ball past goalkeeper David Button.
Pogba’s technique has earned its detractors, and the Manchester United star has missed two penalties this season, against Burnley and Everton, although he has scored four other attempts in all competitions in the course of the current campaign.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave his opinion on Pogba’s penalty run-up at his post match press conference on Saturday.
“He has scored quite a few goals hasn’t he? So if he’s comfortable with it, as long as the ball goes in the net.
“I wouldn’t have done it that way, but the way he strikes the ball is good enough,” Solskjaer said.