Manchester United fans watched in dismay as Paul Pogba took longer than the time Usain Bolt takes to run 100m for the Frenchman to complete his penalty run-up against Everton at the weekend.
Justice was possibly done when he saw the spot-kick saved by Jordan Pickford. And now Pogba has taken to social media to poke fun at himself after the outcry which followed the incident.
The United midfielder, who scored from the rebound after his infamous penalty during which he took 27 tiny steps, posted a video on Twitter showing him making his way to his car – by mimicking his spot-kick run up.
‘How do I get to my car’
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 30, 2018
It was the second time Pogba has missed from the spot this season and he admitted after the Everton game that he may need to alter his plan.
“I always try to disturb the keeper,” he said. “I always shoot like this and that’s how I know how to take penalties, so I might maybe practice to change it, because maybe the keepers start to know my step, but the most important [thing] is when the ball goes in.”
Usain bolt 100m sprint vs Pogba penalty run up pic.twitter.com/e5xdRRof5y
— Fẹ́mi 🇳🇬🇿🇦 (@FemiYB) October 29, 2018
Manager Jose Mourinho said he was happy for Pogba to stay on penalty duties, and praised his “desire” to take them.
Teammate Luke Shaw meanwhile joined in the fun on social media by posting other things you can do during a Pogba run-up include “make a comeback in your career and renew your contract”.
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) October 28, 2018