‘I Will Take Penalties Again’… Bruno Fernandes 

Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says he will step up for a penalty again “without fear or dread” after missing against Aston Villa.

Fernandes hit his kick over the bar in stoppage time at the end of Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League home defeat.

But he tweeted: “I once again took the responsibility given to me almost since [the day] I joined United and I will take it again without any fear or dread whenever called upon.”

Defeat left United in fourth place

Kortney Hause had put Villa ahead in the 88th minute at Old Trafford on Saturday, but then handballed inside his own area, and referee Mike Dean awarded United their first penalty of the season.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had said before the match that his team were not getting penalties when they should be.

Fernandes added: “Thank you for all your support after the final whistle! Hearing you chant my name in the stadium was very emotional.

“I will come back stronger for me, because these are the standards I hold myself to.”