Manchester United star player Bruno Fernandez has sent a heartwarming message to club’s large following over his missed penalty. The Portuguese playmaker however indicated his readiness to take penalty anytime it comes.
“Today I once again took the responsibility given to me almost since I joined United and I will take it again without any fear or dread whenever called upon.” He wrote on his his official Facebook page.
Bruno Fernandez blew apart a penalty which could have pulled parity for Manchester United against Aston Villa at home. When the opportunity came for the Red Devils, the expectations had been to allow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo to convert it. He however decided to go for the spot kick, which eventually soared high. Many Manchester United supporters expressed disappointment over the missed penalty.
Despite his inability to make judicious use of the glorious moment, Manchester United fans at Old Trafford rallied behind him post game. Bruno Fernandez expressed appreciation and promised to bounce back.
“Thank you for all your support after the final whistle! Hearing you chanting my name in the stadium was very emotional… I will come back stronger for me, because these are the standards I hold myself to, but most of all for my teammates and our fans who have always supported us.”
He continues to remain fans favorite due to his overall contribution after joining the club in 2020. His goals and assists have saved the club in some tricky situations, that will forever court support and solidarity for him.
Although club supporters have stayed with him in this occasion, Bruno Fernandez is not giving room for any mediocrity.
“Nobody is more frustrated and disappointed than me for missing the penalty and the consequent defeat.I’ve always assumed my responsibilities and I've always embraced them under pressure in moments like this. Today, I failed. But I took a step forward and faced the challenge with the same ambition and responsibility as when, on the many other occasions, the ball ended up in the net.”
Bruno Fernandez, 27, reckons criticism and divergent opinions that have been expressed towards the event that unfolded at Old Trafford.
“Criticism and contrasting opinions are a big part of football. I’ve learned to live with it, even using them to drive me on, and I consider it all a very important part of my commitment to never stop trying to improve and to become the best player I can possibly be, for me and the team.”
Manchester United - despite suffering home loss to Aston Villa - are fourth on the pecking order with with 14 points, a point adrift of leaders Liverpool.
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