EPL: Solskjaer Reveals Conversation With Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes Over Penalties
Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed he has talked to Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes about who takes penalties for the team.
Fernandes has been responsible for United’s spot kicks since he joined in January 2020.
The midfielder has converted 21 of 22 spot kicks, with a career record of 42 from 45.
Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, could force a rethink however, with the 36-year-old scoring 139 of 167 penalties during his trophy-laden career.
While Solskjaer stopped short of revealing who is the club’s no1 choice, he insists it will be his decision to make and not one to be decided between the players.
“Of course, I’ve had a chat with the two of them,” Solskjaer told a press conference on Friday.
“We’ve got two players there who I trust with my life to put a penalty away and that’s a great position to be in.
“They’ll know by the conversations we’ve had, and the conversations we have before games how we sort this and it’s going to be my decision what will happen and I think the two of them will just keep on doing what they do when they’re asked to take the penalties.”