Bruno Fernandes sends reply to those criticising him for scoring penalties

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While many opposition supporters have mocked Manchester United for scoring and winning games with penalties in recent months, Bruno Fernandes is of the opinion that it doesn’t matter, and the end result is all that counts.

The Portuguese was again, on the score sheet on Saturday night, after converting a penalty to earn us a much-needed win against West Brom at Old Trafford.

Following the win, a lot of people went on social media to make fun of the victory, but Fernandes had just the perfect response for them.

He told the media, “People criticise this situation saying, ‘penalties, penalties’ — I’ve seen a lot of teams losing finals, World Cup, Euros, Champions League on penalties, it is an important part of the game”.

Referee, David Coote, ordered a retake United’s penalty, after West Brom goalkeeper, Sam Johnstone was adjudged to have been off his line, and the resulting effort was well taken by Fernandes.

But the Portuguese didn’t seem happy with himself, and said he should have converted the initial one, foul or not.

In his own words, “It [missing the first penalty] is not good because you need to score the first one, doesn’t matter if the keeper comes off his line. I am not happy. Okay, I scored the second one but I needed to score the first one.”