Man Utd v Leicester: Alexis Sanchez tries to take penalty off Paul Pogba

Sanchez tried to get the ball off Pogba to take the penalty (Picture: Sky Sports)

Alexis Sanchez tried to persuade Paul Pogba to give him penalty-taking duties after Manchester United had been awarded an early spot-kick in opposition to Leicester City on Friday evening.

The Red Devils bought the brand new Premier League season off to a bang inside three minutes, with Pogba calmly dispatching a penalty after Daniel Amartey had dealt with the ball contained in the field following a shot from Sanchez.

The Chilean clearly needed to take the ensuing penalty, however Pogba claimed the ball and argued his case – and luckily buried his effort.

Sanchez pointed at himself and intimated he was supposed to take it (Picture: Sky Sports)

Speaking throughout commentary for Sky Sports, Jamie Carragher mentioned of the incident: ‘That’s Sanchez. He desires it! They each need to get off the mark.

‘But the World Cup winner is having none of it. “I’m the captain. My ball”. 1-Zero. Great penalty.’

Sanchez and Pogba spoke for a number of seconds, however the Frenchman received the argument (Picture: Sky Sports)

During half-time, Gary Neville expanded additional, including: ‘It all the time makes me surprise when these chats occur as a result of clearly all of the evaluation that the coaches do pre-match.

‘They put all of the set-pieces on the boards, the penalty takers, the free-kick takers, however there’s positively a debate there about who’s going to take it.

Pogba dispatched the spot-kick beautifully to put United forward (Picture: Sky Sports)

‘I know that Paul Pogba handed one to Alexis Sanchez last season but he wasn’t going to give this one away and when he began – I don’t know what he was doing truly – simply shifting up in the direction of the ball you thought, “oh no, start running quickly because you’re not going to get the power in it!” But he’s so assured and he began the sport brilliantly.

Asked concerning the unusual run up, he added: ‘Weird. I was thinking you’ve bought to rating. I used to be considering how do you get the ability into it. But he simply lifts it over Kasper Schmeichel and whenever you try this within the higher a part of the online keepers by no means get them.’