Solskjaer backs Rashford to continue taking Man United penalties – Futaa

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford will continue taking penalties for the club. 

This comes after Rashford missed a penalty in the shoot-out of the Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley. Rashford was the first of three England players to miss their spot-kick as the Three Lions missed out on the chance to win their first major tournament in 55 years.

Since then, the England international has suffered racial abuse online from fans but OGS believes Rashford will bounce back from the difficult moment. 

“You know the thing is when you step up to take a penalty, I think you’ve already won,” Solskjaer told Manchester United’s official website.

“You’ve taken on the responsibility and I’m sure many of the players are hoping I don’t want to take a penalty.

“So I think it’s a great character trait to step up and say I will deal with it, [and] the consequences. You might be the hero or the one who misses. That’s football. You learn from it and definitely come back stronger.”

The 23-year-old scored in United’s shootout defeat against Villarreal in the Europa League final in May and famously scored a critical 94th-minute spot-kick to knock Paris Saint Germain out of the Champions League in 2019.

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