Manchester United star Burno Fernandes reveals why he gave the penalty to Marcus Rashford
help the confidence of team-mate Marcus Rashford.
Fernandes put in another stellar performance on Tuesday night at Old Trafford, scoring two goals in
Manchester United’s 4-1
victory over Istanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford. Fernandes had the chance to score a hat-trick after United won a
penalty in the first half, but it was Rashford who stepped up and put away the spot-kick.
With Fernandes scoring from the spot in United’s last match against West Brom, the playmaker revealed he
had agreed to give Rashford the next penalty and said it was important the England international maintained
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“Of course every player wants a hat-trick,” Fernandes told BT Sport post-match.
But after the game in the Premier League, I told Rashford that he could take the next one so I remembered that
and also he’s one of the top scorers in the Champions League so he needs to get the confidence.
“It doesn’t matter who takes the penalty as long as the team scores.”
It took United just seven minutes to begin the scoring, and they did so in style, Fernandes lashing a ferocious
half-volley in off the crossbar from just outside the box after Basaksehir partially cleared a corner