Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that Marcus Rashford will continue taking penalties despite him missing a penalty in the shootout of the Euro 2020 final. Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed from the penalty spot. Rashford has scored a number of key penalties for Manchester United including a stoppage-time penalty against Paris Saint Germain in the champions league quarterfinals.
“When you step up to take a penalty, I think you’ve already won.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “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.” he added. “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.”
The trio was the subject of online racial abuse immediately after the game with all their pages flooded with racist comments. Rashford posted a heartwarming message on social media.
“I can take critique of my performance all day long. My penalty was not good enough, it should have gone in, but I will never apologize for who I am and where I came from.” Man Utd forward Marcus Rashford said. ”I don’t even know where to start and I don’t even know how to put into words how I am feeling at this exact time. I’ve had a difficult season, I think that’s been clear for everyone to see, and I probably went into that final with a lack of confidence.”