The team was behind, Cristiano Ronaldo gave his countrymen a chance without taking a penalty. But the Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandez turned the villain into a mess by blowing the ball. Despite the frustration of putting the team in such a predicament, Fernandez believes that he can play an important role in the victory of the team again.
Ule Gunnar Sulshar’s side lost 1-0 in the Premier League match against Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday. This is United’s first defeat at home since 2009.
In the 7th minute of the match, the visitors went ahead with the goal of Courtney House. In the added time, United were awarded a penalty when the ball hit Edinson Cavani’s head in their own box. Ronaldo, the first choice for penalties at club and national level, this time gave the responsibility to Fernandez, United’s top scorer last season.
But the 26-year-old footballer flew over the crossbar. As a result, the Manchester team had to leave the field with the first rate in this Premier League.
Fernandez said on Instagram at the end of the match that he was disappointed that the team could not respond in times of dire need. But he sees it as part of the game, not broken by criticism.
“No one is more frustrated than me because I missed a penalty and the team lost as a result.”
“Criticism and contradictory opinions are a big part of football. I have learned to cope with it, and I even take it as an inspiration to move forward. ”
Fernandez is hopeful he will come back strong, leaving behind sad memories.
“I will come back stronger, because I have set a standard myself. But the urge to return well is most for my teammates and fans, who have always supported us.”
Manchester United have four wins in 13 matches and 13 points in one draw. Seven Aston Villa with 10 points in three wins in the match.
Sulshar’s side will face Villarreal in the Champions League next Wednesday at Old Trafford.