The former defender of the Red Devils has no problem that a world cup-winning midfielder has gone up to take a spot kick he missed against Wolves
Paul Pogba "is damned if he does it and damned if he doesn't" in Manchester United, says Paul Parker, with a pointless line that broke out after Marcus Rashford stepped aside to let the Frenchman punish Wolves .
A world cup winner plucked his lines from the spot in Molineux, while Rui left Patricio United to think about what could have been a 1-1 draw.
Criticism has come on Pogba's path after his failure from 12 meters, with Gary Neville claiming that the 26-year-old decision to lead Rashford was a form of "betrayal."
Former defender Parker is stunned by the debate because there was no on-field argument, with Rashford fully accepting the decision to take on a more experienced colleague.
"Pogba has taken penalties before, perhaps the highlight of his game was running in the penalty area and he felt it was up to him to take that penalty against Wolves," Parker said Eurosport.
"Marcus Rashford, as a Mancunian, a fan of Manchester United and someone with respect for Pogba, turned around and said" OK ".
“Pogba misses the penalty, does not score and is ridiculed for it. If he scores the goal and Manchester United wins the match 2-1, Pogba is a hero. But that's the situation Pogba is in – he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. "
Parker added, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had reiterated that he was happy that the penalties were shared among his team: "Maybe Rashford didn't want to make a big scene because of his respect for Manchester United like last season with Fulham where Kamara had a big failure with Mitrovic .
# Did he tell Pogba that he wanted to take it? No he didn't. If he had done that, Pogba might have listened to him.
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“Ole Solskjaer can only do so much before a match and during the break, and then say a word.
"If Pogba had scored that goal, no one would worry about what Solskjaer had to say about it – the ball would be in the back of the net and Manchester United would win that game."
United, who hopes to avoid even more punishment drama in their next outing, returns to Premier League on Saturday when they host Crystal Palace.