Paul Pogba’s penalty run-up has, once again, receive a lot of attention after but his slow run-up backfired on him, well almost.
Manchester United returned to winning ways, beating Everton 2-1 at the weekend, but it was Pogba that stole of the talk on social media with his stuttering 26-step run-up penalty that was eventually saved by Jordan Pickford, however the rebound went straight back to the Frenchman to put United in front.
Twitter users created the hashtag #ThingsYouCanDoDuringPogbasPenaltyRunUp and gave some hilarious suggestions at to thing people could do within the time of Pogba’s run up, most of those can be seen on the next page.
Getting in on the act was Red Devils’ very own Luke Shaw who used the hashtag…
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) October 28, 2018
The player’s tweet received just under 100,000 likes and was retweeted over 27,000 times.
Another social media post going viral was a video of Pogba’s penalty played at the same time of Usain Bolt’s 100m sprint, check it out below…
Usain bolt 100m sprint vs Pogba penalty run up pic.twitter.com/e5xdRRof5y
— Fẹ́mi 🇳🇬🇿🇦 (@FemiYB) October 29, 2018
Everton keeper Jordan Pickford spoke of Pogba’s penalty run up: “When he did his run-up I knew where he was going to go and I saved it, but unfortunately it went back out,” Pickford told Everton’s club website.
“I did my research and made the save. Even if it even goes three yards out to his left or right, I’ve got enough time to get up and make the save from the rebound but it wasn’t to be.”
We have taken a look and rounded up the hilarious suggestions football fans on Twitter have used for the #ThingsYouCanDoDuringPogbasPenaltyRunUp hashtag – take a look on the next page.
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