What Bruno Fernandes Said About His ‘Jorginho-Style’ Penalty

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes in action.

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With a 3-0 scoreline, Manchester United secured a stable victory against Watford on Sunday, featuring a spot kick from Bruno Fernandes which raised quite a lot of eyebrows.

The penalty awarded in the 42nd minute was easily netted in by the 25-year-old as the former Sporting captain registered his first goal for the Mancunians. Regardless, the way he made his run-up to take the penalty had startled the United as well as the Chelsea supporters.

Bruno Fernandes walked up to the ball and stuttered which was then followed by a skip, after which he shot the ball into the net with his side foot.

The fashion was highly similar to how Chelsea’s Jorginho takes the spot kicks, and it has intrigued the fans as to why such a similarity surfaced at Old Trafford.

Nonetheless, the midfield maestro has opened his mind and explained his penalty technique.


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“It’s the way I shoot a penalty, it’s where I feel confident,” he told BBC. “I do not shoot just that way but it felt the best way today.”

“This is the day every player wants to have. I feel lucky to score, I feel lucky to win the game. We all gave our best, and we all deserved the win. I just need to help the team, it’s what I want to do, it’s what I need to do. I hope Martial scores more goals too like he did tonight.”

The star then added: “This is what I want to do and what I need to do. Everyone knows we want to get into the Champions League places. I am here to help the team conquer this place and keep winning games.”