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Manchester United star Paul Pogba mocks his own penalty technique

Paul Pogba has mocked himself by mimicking his bizarre penalty run up following his miss against Everton on Saturday. 

The Manchester United star has been the subject of jokes made by fans and even his own team-mates after he took 26 steps in the build up to his latest penalty miss. 

Luckily for him, Pogba managed to score on the rebound after Jordan Pickford saved his effort from 12 yards. 

He drinks out of a Manchester United bottle

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has mocked himself in his latest social media post

Pogba jokingly makes his way to his car by taking small steps to mock his penalty run up

Pogba jokingly makes his way to his car by taking small steps to mock his penalty run up

POGBA’S PENALTY RECORD THIS SEASON 

vs Leicester – SCORED

vs Brighton – SCORED

vs Burnley – MISSED

vs Young Boys – SCORED

vs Everton – MISSED 

And now Pogba has taken to social media to show his followers how he made his way to his luxury Rolls-Royce on Monday.

Dressed in a grey hoodie, red shorts and his red personalised trainers, Pogba can be seen taking several small steps as he runs to his car. 

He accompanied the video with the caption ‘How do I get to my car’. 

Pogba has had mixed fortunes from the penalty spot this season after first adopting the bizarre technique during United’s opening game against Leicester. 

The France international slotted home his penalties against Leicester, Brighton and Young Boys but missed when facing Burnley and now Everton. 

Pogba insists his unique technique works despite hinting he may look to change his style when he is next put in that situation.

Manager Jose Mourinho was also full of praise for Pogba and revealed he will remain United’s No 1 penalty taker despite his latest miss. 

‘I was lucky,’ Pogba said after United’s 2-1 win. ‘The important thing is it went in and I scored the goal – good for us and me. After we carried on and had other chances, the most important thing was the win.

‘I always try to destabilise the goalkeeper. Maybe they know how I take penalties. Maybe I should practise to change it, if the keepers know my step.’

Mourinho said: ‘The thing I like is the desire to take it. I don’t like Mickey Mouses: fragile, afraid to go, I don’t take penalties. I don’t like that, I like the player that I want to take it.

‘Paul wants to take and that for me is fantastic. If he misses, he misses. Can he improve his penalty? I think he can.

‘I think the goalkeepers don’t move and they are waiting for his decision so I think he probably has to learn from that. But for me the most important thing is next time we have a penalty he wants to go again.’

Luke Shaw was among those who mocked Pogba following Saturday’s match at Old Trafford. 

The left back tweeted: ‘Make a comeback in your career and renew your contract. #ThingsYouCanDoDuringPogbasPenaltyRunUp.’ 

Pogba missed from 12 yards after taking 26 steps before striking the penalty on Saturday

Pogba missed from 12 yards after taking 26 steps before striking the penalty on Saturday

The Frenchman scored on the rebound after Jordan Pickford saved his initial effort

The Frenchman scored on the rebound after Jordan Pickford saved his initial effort

Mourinho backed his star midfielder for having the courage to take penalties

Mourinho backed his star midfielder for having the courage to take penalties

Even Luke Shaw mocked Pogba's unusual penalty technique following United's 2-1 victory

Even Luke Shaw mocked Pogba’s unusual penalty technique following United’s 2-1 victory

Pogba also videoed himself in the passenger seat of his car while he sipped on a drink from a Manchester United bottle.  

He was hit with a £350 fine and handed three points for speeding earlier this week.

The Manchester United midfielder appeared before magistrates in Preston on Monday where he was accused of failing to provide details to police.

However, that charge was dismissed and instead the World Cup winner was ordered to pay up for a speeding offence after a Mercedes was snapped travelling at 40mph in a 30mph zone.

 

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