Bruno Fernandes has revealed that he was Manchester United’s designated penalty taker for the 2-1 win over Villarreal on Wednesday night despite his shocking miss from the spot against Aston Villa.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to keep faith in the Portuguese, who would’ve stepped up had United been awarded a spot-kick in the victory over Unai Emery’s side.
It had been suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo would take charge of penalties from now on after Fernandes ballooned over the bar late on against Villa on September 25, but it appears Solskjaer will decide the taker on a game-by-game basis.
Speaking to CBS Sports following the dramatic win over Villarreal, that saw Ronaldo score in stoppage-time to deny the Spanish side, Fernandes said:
“I was on penalties tonight but we didn’t get one.
“The manager will decide before the game who takes it.”