Paul Pogba's penalty run-up got the response it deserved from fans
He would have looked very silly had he missed.
Manchester United's season got off to a flying start this evening, as they took the lead within two minutes against Leicester City at Old Trafford. A careless handball from Daniel Amartey gave United a penalty and Paul Pogba, wearing the captain's armband in the absence of Antonio Valencia, stepped up to take it.
He scored the penalty, slotting it calmly into the top right corner, but his run-up was one of such nonchalance that he risked making a fool of himself if he had missed the penalty.
It was reminiscent of Simone Zaza's penalty against Germany in Euro 2016, as he took an age to reach the ball, taking a lot of small, tip-toed steps towards the ball.
As with most things involving Pogba, it got a mixed response.
As good as Pogba's penalty was it was no Simone Zaza.. https://t.co/TUGLQ6Qgwu
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) August 10, 2018
Thought my Sky Sports was buffering on that Pogba penalty run-up
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) August 10, 2018
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) August 10, 2018
Pogba's run up to the Pen that has put Man Untied into the lead. https://t.co/HGvnmrIKrf
— Never Forget Football (@NFFootball_) August 10, 2018