Bruno Fernandes continues to make headlines after his big-money transfer from Sporting CP to Manchester United final January.
While there isn’t any doubting his expertise on the sphere, his statistics have been padded out by numerous penalties.
These had been added to on Thursday within the Europa League as he crumpled to the bottom within the field with time working out as Man Utd travelled to Granada. While the referee had no hesitation in awarding the spot kick, the choice didn’t appear a transparent lower one.
Normally so assured from the penalty spot, Fernandes practically noticed his penalty stopped on this event. He fired it to the goalkeeper’s proper, but it surely was near the goalkeeper, who received two large palms to the ball earlier than it squirmed into the online.
In the context of the tie, it was an vital purpose, giving United a two-goal cushion to defend at Old Trafford. With Scott McTominay, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire all banned, the Red Devils can even be with out the injured Eric Bailly and Anthony Martial.
That second purpose, although, needs to be enough to provide them a platform to qualify.
It was Fernandes’ first Man Utd penalty in a month, along with his final taken once more Manchester City in a 2-0 derby win on 7 March.
Remarkably, it’s the third time he has gone 32 days mid-season between spot kicks – he has by no means gone longer throughout his Man Utd profession.
So far in his Man Utd profession, he has taken 20 penalties and scored 19 of them.