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.
Jorginho seeing Bruno copy his penalty style pic.twitter.com/W4Lf0BvIyl
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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.
“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.”