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Bruno Fernandes explains why he gave United’s second penalty to Rashford

Bruno Fernandes disclosed that he offered Marcus Rashford Manchester United’s second penalty as he had already netted the first, and Rashford is part of a select group of designated takers.

United halted a streak of two consecutive defeats with a 2-0 triumph at home against Everton on Saturday lunchtime.

Alejandro Garnacho earned two penalties for the Red Devils during a rather uneventful first half. Fernandes converted the first, becoming United’s all-time leading penalty scorer, before passing the responsibility to Rashford for the second.

In a post-match interview with TNT Sports, Fernandes elaborated on why Rashford took the second penalty.

“We both kick the penalties,” Fernandes began. “I asked Marcus if he wanted to take and he said he was confident. He is one of the penalty takers that the manager chooses. I felt I had my one, Rashy could get his goal from the penalty.”

The result on Saturday brings United within three points of Tottenham Hotspur in fifth place and seven points of Aston Villa in fourth.

“Obviously we know we have to win every game that we have ahead,” Fernandes added. “We know our position in the league and it’s not enough for us. We want to try and get into the spots for the Champions League. We know it’s going to be tough and difficult but we have to win these games.

“We have to win every game. We didn’t win against Fulham. That was not good enough. Then we go away to City and we don’t win two games in a row. It gets tough. Aston Villa is doing really well, in moments Tottenham are being really good. It will be more difficult for us than them but we have to push.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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