Solskjaer sends message to Rashford after Man United penalty miss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks out on Marcus Rashford's penalty miss for Man United against Crystal Palace

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford in training (Photo: UEFA / Handout)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that he has full faith in Marcus Rashford after he missed a penalty in Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Jordan Ayew had put the visitors ahead at Old Trafford but Rashford had the chance to level from the penalty spot after Scott McTominay was fouled in the box.

However, Rashford struck his spot-kick against the post after he resumed penalty duties following Paul Pogba’s miss at Wolves.

Summer signing Daniel James levelled for the Red Devils late on, but Patrick van Aanholt netted a winner for the visitors in the dying moments to send Manchester United crashing to their first Premier League defeat of the season.

Manchester United have now missed two penalties in as many games, but Red Devils boss Solskjaer has insisted that he still has full faith in both Rashford and Pogba.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Solskjaer said: “Two games, two missed penalties. It’s part and parcel of it. Sometimes it happens. I have missed a few myself.

“If we score them it’s a different story. If we keep putting ourselves in those positions we will get more penalties and we will score.

“It is just one of those things. We trust them to score again.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime when they travel to Southampton.

The Red Devils currently find themselves in fifth place in the Premier League table as they look to try and break back into the top four this season.

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