Gary Neville has a theory on Paul Pogba's weird penalty run up 3 years ago

Gary Neville has a theory on Paul Pogba's weird penalty run up

"I think the Pogba penalty run-up might be for show"

Paul Pogba gave Manchester United the lead in their Premier League game against Everton on Sunday.

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However, the French midfielder got a slice of fortune after his penalty was saved by Jordan Pickford.

The French midfielder took a ridiculously long time over the penalty: between the ball being placed on the spot and Pickford's save, 24 seconds elapsed.

Pogba's penalty was then quite bad, straight down the middle and at a saveable height for Pickford in the Everton goal.

The England goalkeeper was unfortunate to see the ball land at Pogba's feet.

The Frenchman tapped in the rebound.

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United were somewhat lucky to get the penalty to begin with. The referee awarded the kick after Anthony Martial went down in the box following a challenge from Idrissa Gueye. The tackle was clumsy, but the Everton midfielder appeared to get a touch on the ball.

On commentary for Sky Sports, Gary Neville said that Pogba's lengthy run-up was "for show" and he had a point.

Others found the incident humorous.

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Pogba then set up United's second with his pass to Martial, who buried a wonderful curling effort into Pickford's bottom corner after half-time.