Paul Pogba's penalty run-up got the response it deserved from fans 3 years ago

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.

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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.

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