Should Manchester United's penalty have stood? Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp debate

Should Manchester United's penalty have stood? Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp debate

Should Manchester United's penalty have stood? Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp debate

Jose Mourinho praised Paul Pogba for his inclination to take Manchester United's penalties but believes the Frenchman may need to alter his technique.

Pogba, who took the penalty in his unusually slow and controversial manner, initially missed before pouncing on the rebound to spare his own blushes.

The Belgian striker last found the net in a 2-1 win over Watford in September - his fourth of the season - and his run of eight games without a goal has coincided with a hard spell for United.

"We played well in some moments of the game". That's how I know to take penalties. But, for me, the most important thing is he wants to go again.

The World Cup victor also failed to convert in the victory at Burnley in September and admitted he may have to reassess the heavily debated approach. "I always shoot like this and that's how I know how to take penalties", Pogba told Sky Sports.

Lukaku was dropped for the first time in his United career, with Fred's inclusion the sole change from the defeat by Juventus, as Marco Silva fielded the same Everton XI who beat Crystal Palace last weekend. "That's my opinion. I played the game for a long time".

"He's the full package if he's right, but I don't know if he doesn't want to be in Manchester or he's fallen out with the manager in pre-season because his partner has given birth, but there is a real player in there".

Anthony Martial in particular seemed to enjoy more freedom without the presence of Lukaku with Marcus Rashford given the chance to play through the middle on this occasion.

"It was not a penalty - it is clear the player dived", Silva said.

Mourinho said: "We are playing OK, we are not as rock solid as I would like". No penalty. It's not a penalty and that made them more comfortable.

"That moment makes it easy for our opponents".

But, after Bernard had rounded David de Gea but somehow placed the ball into the side-netting three minutes later, Everton finally claimed a deserved goal after Chris Smalling brought down Richarlison.

Supporters took to Twitter to slam Seamus Coleman for his display during the match, with many questioning whether he should still be in the team.

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