The Manchester United midfielder converted from the spot in a 2-1 victory over Leicester, but only after winning an argument with his club colleague
Paul Pogba claims Manchester United had no designated penalty taker against Leicester City and says he is prepared to let Alexis Sanchez take the club’s next one after winning an argument with the Chilean.
Less than two minutes into the Red Devils’ opening game of the new Premier League season, Jose Mourinho’s side were awarded a spot kick after Daniel Amartey handled inside the box.
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Pogba, who was donning the captain’s armband, quickly grabbed the ball but was faced by resistance from club colleague Sanchez.
The Frenchman ultimately came out on top in the discussion and calmly stroked home after a stuttering run up .
Quizzed about the conversation with Sanchez by Sky Sports after the 2-1 win, Pogba said: “We don’t really have one [a designated penalty taker]. The manager has names but after, it’s how we feel.
“I decided to take it, I was one of the names and in the next game, I can leave it to Alexis, it’s not a problem. It is just the win that is the most important.”
Pogba, in his first outing since winning the World Cup with France, completed 84 minutes against the Foxes before being replaced by Marouane Fellaini.
The 25-year-old, who was linked with Barcelona and Juventus but with United unwilling to sell , is delighted to be back in domestic action and claims his hunger for trophies remains as fierce as ever .
“I know it’s a great cup, it will stay in my mind, but I want to win all the trophies. I haven’t won the Premier League, I haven’t won the Champions League, I haven’t won the Euros so there are more to win.
“That [the World Cup] is in the past, it is part of history. I am someone who likes challenges and wants to progress and you have to leave it behind now.
“You have to keep it in mind, but you have to keep working to get better and better because I am still quite young. I want to progress and get better again and I want to win more trophies.”