Paul Pogba Reveals Why He Changed His Penalty Run-Up Versus West Ham United

Paul Pogba has explained why he changed his penalty run-up against West Ham United.

Pogba's infamous run-up wasn't on show versus West Ham.

On the first day of the 2018/19 Premier League season, Pogba introduced a long, long run-up.

He took plenty (like f**king loads) of steps before converting against Leicester City. But he's been unsuccessful, too.

He failed to score against Southampton, Burnley and Everton after stuttering to the spot.

Image: PA
Image: PA

However, on Saturday, Pogba ditched his long run-up in favour of a more conventional approach and it worked.

He scored a penalty in both halves as United secured all three Premier League points and following the game, he revealed why he changed his penalty run-up.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"Because what matters is to put the ball inside (the goal)," Pogba said when asked why he changed his penalty run-up.

Did he trick West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski? Well, maybe according to the man himself.

"That's all, I've learnt," he added. "Maybe I tricked him (the goalkeeper) today!"

Pogba also admitted his side had 'luck' on their side as they beat West Ham 2-1.

"I think we had the luck, you always have to take it, sometime it is for the other team but we took it today."

Pogba has now weighed in with 13 league goals and he's performing wonders under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Meanwhile, United are back in action on Tuesday night. They face Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final second leg.

The Reds trail by one-goal ahead of the return leg at the Camp Nou.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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