– Bruno Fernandes has hit back at Jurgen Klopp for claiming Man United’s goals are dependent on penalties
– The Portuguese midfielder has insisted that he does not care what people think about United’s goal haul
– Fernandes was named the Premier League Player for the Month of December
Bruno Fernandes has replied Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss suggested Man United get too many penalties in matches.
United and the Reds are set to play in a top-of-the-table clash at Anfield and Fernandes has responded to Klopp’s claims about taking penalties.
The Portuguese midfielder reveals he does not care about what people think in relation to United’s penalty record.
“People can talk and say what they want.
“But, for me and the team, the main point is continuing to do the right things and when we get a penalty, scoring. I don’t hear, I don’t care, honestly. You always see what people say but I really don’t care. I’m not focused on what they are saying.
“I played in Portugal and when you play for Sporting, Benfica and Porto are always talking about that kind of stuff – sometimes to put pressure on the referee, sometimes just to make some noise in the press. But, for me, the main point is when we have a penalty, if I go to take the ball to the penalty spot, I have to do my job.
“One thing I saw in the news the other day was that Raheem Sterling has missed his last three penalties [for Manchester City]. So, yes, it shows it’s not as easy to take a penalty as people say. You have to work on that, you have to be focused, you have to do your job.
“It’s clear like that. It doesn’t mean Raheem Sterling is not a good penalty taker because he missed three in a row. It can happen. It could maybe happen to me but the important thing is to score and not to listen to what people say because penalties are part of the game, for everyone.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United forward Bruno Fernandes has been named the Premier League Player for the Month of December, Sport Bible.
It is the 26-year-old’s fourth accolade since joining the Red Devils in the 2020 January transfer window.
The Portuguese star has so far contributed immensely to United’s rise to staying on top of the league table ahead of their fiercest rivals Liverpool.
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