Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken out highly about his star forward Marcus Rashford after he came under severe criticism for his penalty miss against Italy.
For England fans and especially three England players- Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka the defeat in the EURO 2020 finals against Italy have probably not sunk in as of yet. The three named youngsters all missed their spot kicks in the penalty shootouts as England lost the match 3-2 on penalties.
Gareth Southgate’s decision of bringing in Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho in the 119th minute of the match back fired as they failed to fulfill the purpose they were brought on for. The trio have come under heavy criticism and have been hurled racial abuses for their inability to score from the spot in the past couple of days.
Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho missed all of England’s last 3 penalties in the EURO Cup finals
However, a lot of fans have even sympathized with these 3 young players who are definitely on their way to becoming future stars for England. Manchester United boss has now given his say on his united start and No.10 Marcus Rashford and has backed him to continue taking up penalties even though he missed the big one.
The Manchester United boss, speaking on the official website if the club said, “You know the thing is when you step up to take a penalty, I think you’ve already won.”
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.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put in his support behind Marcus who he believes will come back stronger after the incident and that he would definitely put his hand up next time a similar situation arises whether for club or country.
“You learn from it and definitely come back stronger. I’ve not seen many people, at this club anyway, who lay down and say I’ll not take a penalty anymore.
“I know Marcus is going to put his hand up and say he wants to take one for us.”