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Bruno Fernandes has revealed the criticism he faced from his father after he missed a penalty in Manchester United’s clash with Newcastle last month.
The midfielder has a fearsome reputation from 12 yards and had converted all of his penalties for United ahead of the trip to St James’ Park.
However, with the teams level at 1-1, the Portugual star saw his spot kick saved by Karl Darlow just before the hour mark.
And Fernandes admits he faced some stern words from his dad after his failure to convert against the Magpies.
“The day after the Newcastle game, my dad sent me a message – and he never sends me a message, he always calls me the day after the game, always,” the 26-year-old told the official Manchester United podcast.
“And this message says: ‘Congratulations on your goal, but from tomorrow I will start to explain to you how to take penalties!’
“I was like: ‘Hey, I’ve missed one penalty in 11 and he’s talking to me about this,’ because he never scored a penalty in all the years he was playing football!
“But this kind of situation helps you improve because all the time you know you have people behind you who will always ask more and demand more from you.”
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