Paul Pogba discusses his penalty technique after miss against Everton


Since Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United in the summer of 2016, for a then record £89.3 million, the Frenchman has never been shy of making the headlines.

Whether it be for a questionable haircut, a drastic goal celebration, or his comments after a game, Pogba’s presence is always known.

The midfielder has endured a testing time with his manager Jose Mourinho this season.

Pogba was stripped of his vice-captaincy role, after a video emerged of the 25-year-old smiling and laughing with teammates Luke Shaw and Andreas Pereira during their Carabao Cup defeat to Championship side Derby.

However, Pogba has scored five goals in 13 games in all competitions for Man United this season, which makes him United’s joint top goalscorer tied with Anthony Martial, and striker Romelu Lukaku just behind on four.

Pogba netted in Man United’s last league game, a 2-1 home win over Everton on Sunday (October 29).

The Frenchman scored from a rebound, having seen his penalty saved by England keeper Jordan Pickford.

However, Pogba again made headlines as his run up to the penalty took just under 10 seconds to complete, as he missed his second spot-kick in five efforts this season.

Pogba discusses his penalty miss against Everton 

Pogba admitted to Sky Sports that he may change his run up, as he believes goalkeepers have become wise to ‘steps’.

“I always try to destabilise the goalkeeper,” Pogba said. “I always shoot like this and that's how I know how to take penalties.

“I may practise to change it because maybe the goalkeepers are starting to know my steps, but the most important thing is when the ball goes in.

“Today, I was lucky, but the most important thing is that the ball went in and I scored a goal. It was good for us and it was good for me.

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"Then after, we carried on and had other chances. But the most important thing was the win today.”

Pogba scored from the spot twice in August against Leicester, and then Brighton, but the Frenchman has seen his last two league penalties saved.

Firstly, against Burnley in September as Joe Hart kept his effort out, and then Pickford became the second consecutive England stopper to save a Pogba penalty.

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