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Bruno Fernandes ‘ignored’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instructions in Aston Villa game

Bruno Fernandes 'ignored' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instructions in Aston Villa game

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Bruno Fernandes reportedly overruled Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when missing his stoppage-time penalty against Aston Villa last month.

Manchester United were losing 1-0 to Villa but were given a last gasp opportunity to salvage a point when they were awarded a spot-kick.

However, Fernandes stepped up to score a penalty, but missed.

According to Reach PLC’s Transfer Window P odcast , it was Cristiano Ronaldo designated to take the decisive kick.

“Very interesting interaction between the Aston Villa goalkeeper, the penalty kick specialist, Emiliano Martinez, and Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo.

 

“One of the things the goalkeeper used to try to put Bruno Fernandes off was to say to Cristiano Ronaldo, ‘you should be taking this penalty’. And it turns out he was right,” journalist Duncan Castles said on the podcast.

 

“Information I have is that going into that game against Aston Villa, Cristiano Ronaldo was the designated penalty taker for Manchester United.

 

“He should’ve taken the penalty at the key moment in the game, instead Bruno Fernandes took it upon himself to take it and ultimately miss it.

 

“I think from that information you can probably see why he made such an act of apology in putting out a seven paragraph social media mea culpa over that miss.”

Source – Mirror

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