Louis van Gaal was asked about Juan Mata taking Manchester United’s penalty tonight in our 2-1 win over Wolfsburg. Mata said it was the manager’s decision, which Van Gaal was asked about after the game.
“That’s true, of course,” Van Gaal confirmed. “Wayne Rooney has missed penalties, so we always have another sequence then. It’s a rule in our way of taking penalties. When you miss, you’re last, and the other player has a chance to take the penalty, and he scores.”