Manchester United got the answer to the question of penalty takers from Fernandes or Ronaldo at the weekend.
Unfortunately, Fernandes’ failure makes the situation a bigger problem going forward, with Ronaldo potentially taking the lead.
Fernandes showed how upset he was after the failure in a long post-game Instagram post in which he vowed to appear if asked again.
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The United star was inundated with support, with Ronaldo leaving answers among the players.
Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata and Diogo Dalot were also among the players who commented on this.
David de Gea, Anthony Martial, Harry Maguire and Jesse Lingard were among the players who also left heart emojis under Fernandes’ post.
It is clear that Fernandes has the support of his teammates and his overall penalty shows that he is well placed. In the 0-1 defeat, he earned up to 10 chances.
Hopefully we can go awhile with no excuses
It has become an aspect of modern football for players to use social media to communicate with fans after the games. Even when things go bad.
From a United perspective, it feels like we’ve seen enough already this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has only been here a month and had to leave two solemn messages after losing to Young Boys and now Aston Villa.
Jesse Lingard sincerely apologized for his mistake against Young Boys and received a lot of support from teammates and fans. He recovered quickly with a win against West Ham.
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Fernandes will be determined to do the same. The support speaks to the family atmosphere and United locker room, and it’s good to see.
But it would be far better all round for the players to do their job on the pitch, and the post-game messages they send are celebration rather than wallowing in their misery.
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