Bruno Fernandes apologizes for missed penalty in injury time against Aston Villa and promises Manchester United fans he’ll be ready next time
- Manchester United got a stoppage time penalty against Aston Villa
- Bruno Fernandes missed the equalizer late on the dot
- He shot the ball high into the Stretford End during United’s 1-0 loss to Villa
- He apologized for his miss and promised fans he’ll ‘be ready next time’
Bruno Fernandes has apologized for his missed penalty against Aston Villa and promised fans he will “be ready next time”.
Manchester United were handed a stoppage time penalty after Kourtney Hause handled the ball in the penalty area during their 1-0 loss to Villa.
As a result, Fernandes – who had missed just one of his 22 penalty attempts for United when Newcastle’s Karl Darlow rejected him last October – rose to take the penalty.
Bruno Fernandes apologized for his missed penalty and promised fans he ‘will be ready next time’
However, many felt that Cristiano Ronaldo should have been the man who took the all-important penalty.
Nevertheless, Fernandes took the attack and shot the ball high into the Stretford End.
Speaking about his failed attempt on Instagram, Fernandes said: “No one is more frustrated and disappointed than me for missing the penalty and resulting defeat.
“I’ve always taken on my responsibilities and I’ve always embraced them under pressure at times like this.
United received a stoppage time penalty after Kourtney Hause handled the ball in the penalty area
Many felt that Cristiano Ronaldo (right) should have been the one who should have taken the penalty
“Today I failed. But I stepped forward and met the challenge with the same ambition and responsibility as when, on the many other occasions, the ball went into the net.
Criticism and conflicting opinions are a big part of football. I’ve learned to live with them, I’ve even used them to propel me forward, and I consider it all a very important part of my commitment to never stop trying to improve and become the best player I can be, for me and the team.
“Today I have once again taken the responsibility that has been given to me since I joined United and I will take it again without any fear or anxiety when called upon.
However, Fernandes (above) took the charge and shot the ball high into the Stretford End
As a result of his failed attempt, Manchester United lost the match against Aston Villa 1-0
“The most important thing for me is to win together and I will always do everything I can to help my teammates and the club as best I can.
“I’m a player who leaves everything on the pitch, with a lot of desire and dedication. And I will continue to do so.
‘Thank you for all your support after the final whistle! It was very emotional to hear you chanting my name in the stadium… I will come back stronger for me because these are the standards I hold myself to, but above all for my team-mates and our fans who have always supported us.”