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Man Utd Clarify Penalty Situation With Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes

Mudeet Arora
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer issued his thoughts on who will take penalties between Ronaldo and Fernandes
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer issued his thoughts on who will take penalties between Ronaldo and Fernandes / Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images
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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that penalty taking could be shared between Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo after the latter's return back to Old Trafford.

Fernandes is the sole go-to man for penalties for United when on the pitch and has an incredible record of 21 penalties scored out of 22 including regulation and extra-time.

"I knew that question was going to come," Solskjaer said, as reported by Manchester Evening News.

"And, of course, I’ve had a chat with the two of them. We’ve got two players there that I’d trust with my life to put a penalty away and that’s a great position to be in.

"They’ll know via the conversations we’ve had and the conversations we’ll have before the games how we’re going to solve this. It’s going to be my decision what’ll happen. The two of them will keep on doing what they do when they’re asked to take the penalties.

"I’ve got Cristiano, Bruno, Marcus [Rashford], I’ve got players I trust to score every time they step up to take a penalty. I’ve had this conversation and they know my position on it. They know that I decide who is going to shoot the penalty if we get one.

"That’s not going to cause an issue. We’re here to win together. It’s not about my numbers or your numbers. It’s about us as a team and the decision is going to be mine."

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