Manchester United Miss Two Penalties Following VAR Reviews Against Norwich City
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have both missed a penalty each for Manchester United in their game against Norwich City this afternoon.
United go into the lead 2-0 at the break but the main talking point has been the penalties that the Red Devils received and subsequently missed.
The first was given rather dubiously after Dan James went down in the box.
Marcus Rashford stepped up to give United a 2-0 lead but his tame penalty was saved by Canaries shot stopper Tim Krul.
Rashford didn't dwell on his penalty miss however, managing to make the scoreline 2-0 moments later after sliding the ball into the net following a sublime ball from James.
Man Utd penalties in PL this season:
Aug 11, Rashford v Chelsea:white_check_mark:
Aug 19, Pogba v Wolves :x:
Aug 24, Rashford v C.Palace:x:
Sept 14, Rashford v Leicester :white_check_mark:
Oct 27, Rashford v Norwich :x:
Oct 27, Martial v Norwich :x: pic.twitter.com/CsKHS5fHUV
- Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 27, 2019
The England forward netted his 50th goal for United meaning he reached the milestone on his 183rd appearance.
In comparison, Cristiano Ronaldo took 188 games to reach that milestone playing for the Old Trafford outfit.
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United received a second penalty two minutes before half-time following a handball from Norwich winger Todd Cantwell.
Anthony Martial stepped up to take the second and tried to place it in the bottom right hand corner, the opposite of Rashford.
However, the Frenchman couldn't add to the penalty he scored against Partizan Belgrade on Thursday and Krul made his second save.
Manchester United's penalty woes :flushed:
29' - Marcus Rashford misses penalty
44' - Anthony Martial misses penalty pic.twitter.com/kJzrCszCHt
- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 27, 2019
This is the first game that United have scored more than one in since their 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea on the opening day of the season.
With victory today they would move into the top half and be looking to get their season on track after a tough opening few months.
Scott McTominay opening the scoring goal for United which was also their 2000th in the Premier League.
Despite leading 2-0 at the interval, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be wondering how he can solve his sides penalty woes.
They have only scored two of the six they have earned in the Premier League this season and most of them have been missed in pivotal moments.