Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes has come out to reveal why he did not take the penalty kick vs Istanbul Basaksehir in the UCL.
He recently revealed that he passed up the opportunity to score a Champions League hat-trick to help the confidence of team-mate Marcus Rashford.
According to him, he had agreed to give the Englishman the next penalty after the game vs West Brom as he needs a goal to start scoring again.
He added that Rashford is one of the top scorers in the Champions League so it made sense for him to add to his tally in the competition.
His words, “Of course every player wants a hat-trick,”
“But after the game in the Premier League I told Rashford that he could take the next one so I remembered that and also he’s one of the top scorers in the Champions League so it’s important for him to get the confidence.
“It doesn’t matter who takes the penalty as long as the team scores.”
“I think we played really well,”
“We started the game with the right mentality – strong, intense. First half was important to get three points today.
“We’re in a good position but can’t relax – we have to think of the Premier League now and win the next game on Sunday and after that we don’t have much time but we have some time to think of the next Champions League game.”