WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Paul Pogba pulled his jersey over his face when the final whistle sounded, his latest spot-kick failure costing Manchester United two points and casting doubt over the wisdom of the team rotating its penalty-takers.
The France midfielder saw his 68th-minute attempt saved — his fourth penalty miss in the past year — as United had to settle for 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League on Monday.
Pogba won the penalty after being tripped by Wolves defender Conor Coady and opted to take the kick himself after talking with Marcus Rashford, who converted a penalty in United’s 4-0 win over Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season.
“The two of them are designated penalty-takers,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “It’s up to them, there and then.