Ryan Giggs says Rashford should take more responsibility at United
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has said that Marcus Rashford should take more responsibility following the club’s 1-1 league draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the road. The Red Devils had the opportunity to take maximum points from the visit to west Midlands but they squandered the chance after Paul Pogba could not convert the penalty which he had won.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Giggs said that Rashford is a centre-forward with goalscoring pedigree and he should have taken the spot kick following the successful conversion last time around. He added that Paul Pogba does not have the best of penalty-taking records with four conversions missed over the past 12 months alone.
He quipped: “[Rashford is a] centre-forward, scores a goal in his first league game, penalty, you get another penalty in the next game, you’ve got to be demanding to take it. Pogba has not got a great record either of scoring penalties. He doesn’t score every penalty he takes. I’m just surprised when you’ve scored a penalty the game before, that you get a penalty the next game you don’t take it. So you open up to criticism then, because if Marcus misses it then OK, you can miss a penalty, but now everybody is talking about why Marcus didn’t take it, why did Pogba take it?”
United managed just two attempts on target during the 1-1 draw at the Molineux but things could have been different, had Pogba converted from 12 yards. Elsewhere, Anthony Martial should have scored more than one goal after he missed out on a clear-cut chance before half-time while Jesse Lingard was likewise frustrating with a couple of fluffed attempts within the box.
With the result, United have jumped to the fourth spot after the first two games of the new Premier League season. They are scheduled to entertain Crystal Palace at Old Trafford next weekend and they should fancy the victory with their strong record against the south London counterparts. The Eagles have bagged just two points from the past 12 league meetings.