Bruno Fernandes responds to Mourinho’s scorn about his penalty goals
Manchester United’s new star, Bruno Fernandes, finally spoke up about Jose Mourinho’s scorn about the fact that the player has scored too many goals through penalties.
Bruno Fernandes himself joined Manchester United since the winter transfer market in January 2020. Although considered a “new kid”, the Portuguese midfielder immediately performed well, he scored 12 goals in 22 matches in all competitions for the Red Devils.
Thanks to this neat contribution, Manchester United made it to the semifinals of the Europa League and finished 3rd in the Premier League final standings.
Interestingly, Mourinho’s neat performance was marked by him. The coach who handled Tottenham said that Fernandes could score a lot of goals, because MU often received penalties from the referee this season.
When asked about the scorn of the man, who is a Portugeese, Bruno Fernandes did not care.
“To be honest, I was not bothered by his words,” Fernandes told A Bola.
According to him, what The Special One said was a positive thing that should not be questioned.
“I just felt like I was a good penalty taker, and nothing more than that. I wasn’t bothered by what Mourinho said.”
“I am a positive person, so I feel Mourinho said I was a good penalty taker. And that has been the reality since I came to Manchester United.” He said.
Furthermore, the former Sporting CP player spoke about public criticism about the number of goals he scored more from penalties. According to Bruno Fernandes, people also have to look at the fact that he also creates opportunities for his team-mates to score goals.
“I heard some people say I can only score goals from penalties, but if you look at the statistics, you would think differently.”
“I see a statistic that says that apart from the penalty factor, only Kevin De Bruyne has a higher involvement in a goal than me.” he said.
Meanwhile, after a wonderful half season with MU, Bruno Fernandes will first join the Portugal national team squad to play in the UEFA Nations League.