Bruno Fernandes reveals he was mocked by his father after lacking a penalty for Manchester United throughout their 4-1 win over Newcastle final month.
The Portuguese playmaker noticed his flawless spot-kick report come to an finish at St James’ Park after a fantastic cease from Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow.
Fernandes has scored 11 penalties since he joined the membership within the January switch window however noticed his spectacular run halted at ten in a row after the miss away at Newcastle.
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The 26-year-old additionally noticed a spot-kick saved within the Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain final month however was profitable in his effort from the retake.
Fernandes stays devastated by his solitary penalty miss and has revealed how a message from his father after the match spurred him on to attain much more.
“The day after the Newcastle sport, my dad despatched me a message – and he by no means sends me a message, he at all times calls me the day after the sport, at all times,” Fernandes advised the UTD podcast.
“And this message says, ‘Congratulations in your objective, however from tomorrow I’ll begin to clarify to you the best way to take penalties!’
“I used to be like, ‘Hey, I’ve missed one penalty in 11 and he’s speaking to me about this’, as a result of he by no means scored a penalty in all of the years he was enjoying soccer!
“However this type of scenario helps you enhance as a result of on a regular basis you recognize you might have folks behind you who will at all times ask extra and demand extra from you.”