Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that his players are better during penalty shootouts than what’s obtainable with penalties awarded to them during matches.
He said this shortly after the penalty shootout win recorded over English League One side Rochdale in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
According to him, his players can handle penalty shootouts better than penalties awarded during games.
He went on to cite the example of the penalty shootout win over AC Milan during the preseason tournament known as the International Champions Cup (ICC).
Manchester United beat Rochdale 5-3 on penalties to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round with summer signing Daniel James netting the winning penalty.
The penalty shootout was needed after both teams played out a surprising 1-1 draw at the end of 90 minutes.
Manchester United fans would have been fearing the worst ahead of the shootout but the players were almost flawless as they booked a fourth round meeting away to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
The Red Devils fans have every right to be afraid before the start of the penalty shootout mainly due to the poor spot kick record this season.
Manchester United have missed two from the three penalties given to them during Premier League games this season.