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Bruno Fernandes has superb comeback for penalty save critics

Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes has issued an hilarious response when asked about Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow penalty save during his side’s 4-1 Premier League win last night.

Fernandes, 26, joined United in January from Sporting Lisbon in a move which the Reds £49.5m as per TransferMarkt and has since gone on to be directly involved in a hugely impressive 26 goals in 27 matches in all competitions.

The Portuguese midfielder’s on-field impact cannot be underestimated as the former Sporting man continues to impress his new club.

Fernandes was back in action for United last night when they faced-off against an in-form Newcastle United side who prior to yesterday’s game had won two of their opening four domestic fixtures.

United came into last night’s game under immense pressure as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hoped to finally kick-start his side’s season after two out of three Premier League defeats saw his Reds fall into the league table’s bottom half.

However, Solskjaer’s Reds did not disappoint and after a thoroughly impressive 4-1 win last night, Fernandes was arguably the best player on the pitch.

United’s midfielder was directly involved in three goals last night after Harry Maguire scored from his corner, Marcus Rashford benefited from a pin-point pass and he bagged one himself deep into the game’s second-half.

However, it could have been four goal involvements for the Portuguese Magnifico had Newcastle keeper Darlow not have got the better of him from the penalty spot.

Rashford won a penalty early into the second-half and the usually reliable Fernandes failed to convert as his effort was met with equal conviction from Darlow who made a very good save.

Speaking to BBC Sport after last night’s game, when asked about his penalty miss, Fernandes was quick to remind fans missing isn’t something he is used to, he said: “I want to put the ball more in the corner but it was not good enough.

“Congratulations to him to be first to save a penalty in the Premier League from me. That’s 11 taken and one missed. Now people can say I can miss a penalty.”

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