Bruno Fernandes’ reaction as he left the pitch spoke volumes to his frustration at missing a penalty against Aston Villa.
Fernandes’ blazed his injury time penalty over the bar in injury time.
He was looking to tie the game after Villa scored a controversial opener minutes earlier.
Fernandes’ miss condemned United to a 1-0 loss.
After a few hours to reflect, Fernandes has written a lengthy and emotional statement reflecting on the miss.
You can tell Fernandes is hurting. It is rare he misses a penalty and when he did miss one last season against Newcastle, United won the game anyway.
This time his miss cost United a point, but even that would have been a poor result.
United lacked cohesion in the final third against Villa, with nobody showing any composure in front of goal.
Whether Fernandes takes the next penalty, we will see. He is usually reliable, but you know Ronaldo will be keen to take over.
United’s next game is against Villarreal and then Everton in the Premier League, against who Fernandes scored three times last season.
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