The most bizarre penalty techniques in football

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Paul Pogba was never short on confidence during his time at Manchester United, and the young Frenchman's high opinion of himself led to his eventual departure from Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson criticised the midfielder for 'disrespecting' the club during the attempts to convince Pogba to sign a new contract, with the Manchester United boss ultimately deciding to cut ties with the youngster.

Pogba's exorbitant demands led to a move from Manchester United from Juventus during the summer transfer window of 2012, and his switch to during has allowed the 20-year-old to flourish.

While an undoubted talent, Pogba remains a controversial figure, and showed at the weekend exactly why some at Manchester United adjudged the player to be too cocky to have a future with the Premier League champions.

Pogba led France to glory over Uruguay in the final of the under-20 World Cup on Saturday, and did so courtesy of a penalty shootout victory during which the Juventus star scored with a typically confident spot-kick.

Embarking on a bizarre tippy-toed stroll up to the ball, Pogba then slid the ball into the bottom corner in a style befitting his personality, and one that would have got the blood of the Uruguayans boiling.

It was one of the strangest penalty techniques we here at GMS have ever witnessed, and can be seen in video below, along with some other examples of unique penalty taking styles.

Paul Pogba does the Fred Flintstone

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