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01 Nov 2017 12:46:35
I guess Jose stopped Lukaku taking the penalty because should he have missed it, the fans would be on his back again and put even. more pressure on him.

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01 Nov 2017 13:09:03
No, Blind just been taking them well in training so he wanted him to take it.

01 Nov 2017 13:28:35
75 million striker should be well able to step up and score a penalty or at least give it a go. Every striker will miss a penalty and there wasn't that much pressure on for that game last night against benfica worst team in the group.

01 Nov 2017 13:37:34
That's why jose manages man united and the rest of us just think we can. Goal was scored so good call.
Lukaku wanted it but he obeyed instruction. Good call.

01 Nov 2017 13:46:11
Sorry if been asked but any Ed’s know anything about when Pogba is due back?

{Ed001's Note - after the international break mate.}

01 Nov 2017 13:50:56
If we had a two goal cushion already I suspect Lukaku would have taken it. But he did miss the last penalty he took for us which cost us points. Jose is a pragmatist and will want the result wrapped up first and foremost. A 2-0 lead at that point in the match was going to almost guarantee the three points. Miss a penalty for a second time in the same match then that could have given Benfica the lift they needed to score the equaliser.

So Jose went down the pragmatic path of securing three points over potentially giving his main striker a lift.

Alternatively not allowing Lukaku take penalties might be a way of giving him a kick up the backside. Not allowing him "easy" goals to make him work harder in the games to score the goals he will need if he wants the golden boot.

01 Nov 2017 14:21:39
Spot on shappy. if lukaku had missed the moaners would be saying why let him take it he missed the last one. storm in a teacup and it just gives all the empty vessles something to make noise about.

01 Nov 2017 15:01:26
Snappy we still beat Leicester 2-0 after lukaku missed his penalty so it cost us no points? I think it was a weird decision to actaully prevent him from taking it as we seemed to be at little risk of conceding at that stage in the game, easy goals are worth the same as 40 yard screamers and it's well known that getting on the scoresheet helps strikers, half their game is confidence.

01 Nov 2017 15:02:43
Ah fantastic news Ed001. How are you Ed?

{Ed001's Note - good thanks mate, how about you?}

01 Nov 2017 15:37:00
Yes all good, apart from working waking night shifts this week and feeling like a zombie all is well ha.

01 Nov 2017 20:05:57
True enough Darkred, for some reason I thought it was in the 2-2 draw with Stoke. Either way he did miss his last penalty.

01 Nov 2017 20:50:46
Ye he did but everyone misses sometimes what if United play in a penalty shootout later in the season? he's been held off all year because he missed his last penalty, do you think he'd be eager to volunteer or confident walking up to the spot? Anyway I just hope he can get one or two Sunday!



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