Ian Wright Claims Bruno Fernandes' Jump Technique Penalty Should Be Banned

Nov 23, 2020, 6:49 PM GMT+5:30
Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes jumps to take his penalty against West Brom | Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Arsenal legend turned pundit Ian Wright has branded Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes' jump-style penalty as illegal and has called out for it to be banned.

Major controversy saw Bruno convert United's only goal of the game against West Brom via a penalty, that had to be taken twice. Fernandes' first attempt was saved by the in form Sam Johnstone who was off his line. The Portuguese maestro then converted his second shot with his jump skip and hop style shot and Wright pointed out that Fernandes' style is unfair.

"It is [difficult for goalkeepers]," the Arsenal legend said before adding, "And then you've got forwards jumping up, doing this, doing that sort of stuff and the goalie can't move his foot off."

Wright added, "They should stop people jumping and that, they should have to make a full... just run at the ball and hit it. If they can move and the goalies can't, that's not fair."

Bruno Fernandes has been incredible for Manchester United since his arrival at the club in January this year.

Following the match against West Brom, the former Sampdoria midfielder answered critics who claim he only scores from the spot.

On the decision to overrule the West Brom penalty, former United centre-back Rio Ferdinand was fuming, telling BT Sport, "It's a disgraceful decision. The more you look at it, the more it's a penalty. That was so clear. That is not what VAR is for."