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Paul Pogba's ego was blamed for 's penalty farce but it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who looked a mug Paul Pogba took a penalty instead of Marcus Rashford at Wolves and missed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted afterwards there was no designated penalty taker Pogba has missed three of his last eight penalties for   MARTIN SAMUEL'S COLUMN: Andrew Strauss lost the right to lecture counties

By Martin Samuel - Sport for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 BST, 22 August 2019 | Updated: 23:11 BST, 22 August 2019



Rather handy for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that reports leaked of his fury behind closed doors, following ’s penalty fiasco at Wolves on Monday. Until that point, he was beginning to look a bit soft.

Solskjaer’s appeal was always, in part, that he was not Jose Mourinho. He was not dark, he was not seething beneath the surface, he was not manipulative. He was a bona fide, straight-talking hero, with a smile, a cheery, upbeat demeanour and a helpful hotline to Sir Alex Ferguson. 

Yet at Molineux he looked a mug. How can any team of ambition not know who their penalty-taker is, prior to kick-off — certainly now football is governed by VAR? How

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