What number of penalties has Bruno Fernandes scored for Man Utd?
Bruno Fernandes continues to make headlines after joining Manchester United from Sporting CP last January.
While there is no doubt about his talent on the field, his stats have been replenished by a large number of penalties.
Those were added in the Europa League on Thursday when he fell to the floor in the box and time was running out when Man Utd traveled to Granada. Although the referee did not hesitate to award the free kick, the decision seemed ambiguous.
Usually Fernandes was so confident from the penalty spot that his penalty was almost stopped on that occasion. He fired it on the goalkeeper’s right, but it was near the goalkeeper who put two large hands on the ball before twisting into the net.
In the context of the tie, an important goal was to give United a two-goal cushion to defend at Old Trafford. With Scott McTominay, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire all banned, the Red Devils will do without the injured Eric Bailly and Anthony Martial.
However, this second goal should be enough to provide them with a platform for qualification.
It was Fernandes’ first Man Utd penalty in a month when he beat Manchester City again in a 2-0 derby win on March 7.
Notably, it’s the third time he’s been 32 days in mid-season between spot kicks – he’s never gone any longer in his Man Utd career.
So far in his career at Man Utd, he has received 20 penalties and scored 19 of them.
Which team had the most penalties in Europe this season? You can see our full table and Man Utd rank here.