Should Manchester United's penalty have stood? Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp debate

Should Manchester United's penalty have stood? Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp debate

"Even if it even goes three yards out to his left or right, I've got enough time to get up and make the save from the rebound but it wasn't to be".

"Then after, we carried on and had other chances".

'Obviously in the Premier League every team has quality to hurt you, so we knew they would try to score.

Pogba broke the deadlock in the 27th minute, scoring the rebound after his penalty was saved by Jordan Pickford.

Pogba was given the opportunity to put United ahead after Martial went down under a challenge from Idrissa Gueye, who appeared to get a slight touch on the ball before barging into the Frenchman.

When Pogba strode up to take the penalty, he performed his by-now familiar routine of making a series of stuttering steps - no fewer than 26 in total - before seeing his shot stopped by the Everton keeper. "I don't like Mickey Mouses, fragile, afraid, who go, 'I don't take penalties.' I like the player that wants to take it".

"But I'm not sure that the football [is what] the fans want to see".

"His performance today without the goal would be a good performance, and what I want from him is exactly that".


"The keeper is also a good penalty saver so lets give credit to him".

France World Cup victor Pogba and manager Jose Mourinho have had a hard relationship this season, but the Portuguese backed his player despite the miss.

But United held on to manage just their second win in seven games to alleviate some of the pressure on Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho commended Anthony Martial for developing his "brain" and "body" to the point of being a reliable contributor for Manchester United.

But, after Bernard had rounded David de Gea but somehow placed the ball into the side-netting three minutes later, Everton finally claimed a deserved goal after Chris Smalling brought down Richarlison.

Lukaku, dropped after an eight-game scoreless streak, might find himself on the bench more regularly after Martial and Rashford proved United can pose problems without their first-choice centre-forward.

United negotiated a nervy finale, but they could have had another goal when Martial was played clean through on goal only to be denied by Pickford.

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