Why Marcus Rashford took the Manchester United penalty and not Bruno Fernandes


Marcus Rashford clarified that Manchester United players decided at the time which player takes a penalty after converting his seventh of the season against Bournemouth.United won their 17th campaign penalty 1-1 with Bournemouth and Rashford increased rather than Bruno Fernandes, who scored his three punches for United.

Fernandes tied Tottenham to 12 yards last month but after United received another penalty in stoppage time, Rashford grabbed the ball until the video assistant referee canceled the referee.

Rashford, 22, hit the post with a penalty against Crystal Palace and was foiled by Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul earlier this quarter, but the most infamous allowed Paul Pogba to take United’s penalty against Wolves with the match deadlocked at 1-1.

Rashford had a 100% penalty record at the time and scored against Chelsea in the previous United game, but Pogba – who failed with three penalties last season – stepped up and was refused by Rui Patricio and the match ended in a draw.

“The penalties are just penalties,” said Rashford. “We just decide at that point who will take them. As long as the sanction goes [in], it is not a problem for me. ”

Rashford’s successful side kicker against Bournemouth was his first goal since January and his 20th in the campaign one day, Anthony Martial also reached the 20 goal mark. Rashford missed eight weeks of the season with a double stress fracture in the back and is thankful to be part of United’s break-in.

“It’s really a good feeling to support goals, but you know the attackers only take one game at a time. Whether or not you score, the next match is always a question of score.

“This is what I will continue to do, as I have done for the whole season, really. So match by match we want to win matches and continue to compete for the trophies we are still in. ”

“I mean how blessed I am to be back in good health. I have had this injury in the past, but this time it was a little worse than the ones I have experienced before. It was definitely hard news to hear. ”

Mason Greenwood now has 15 goals for the season and if he also crosses the 20 goal mark, it will be the first time that three United players have made it in a single season since 1964-65, when Denis Law, David Herd and John Connelly helped United in its first championship after the Munich air disaster.

Greenwood, 18, struck twice on each foot against Bournemouth and Rashford is not surprised by his rise in the first XI. “He is a fantastic player. I watched him before he joined the first team. There was never any question of whether he was going to play with us, it was just when. When can we involve it? Ole did a wonderful job with him.

“First of all, he put him on the team and brought him against PSG and that for a player, at first, it’s huge and it shows that the manager had confidence in him. You have no reason not to trust a player like Mason.

“But, for me, I’m just telling him to keep doing what he’s doing because he’s making goals, so he doesn’t have to do anything else. You know, forget everything people do outside, be it praise or negativity.

“I like to play with these two players (Martial and Greenwood). I just think there is a rush of positivity right now and momentum. For us, we want to continue.

“Like today, the three of us scored today. Mason scored two. This is the type of momentum that we want to continue. That’s it, really. He did very well throughout the season.

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“He worked hard for the team and did the dirty work, you know, invisible work. He does so so he deserves all the credit he gets. ”

United scored five goals in a home game for the first time since Boxing Day in 2011 against Bournemouth and have scored at least five out of four of their 16 unbeaten matches.

“I remember doing a few interviews at the start of the season and I said then that progress has been made and that we are continuing to progress,” said Rashford. “But, you know, it’s easy for me to see progress because I train with the guys every day. I see us improving day by day. For fans, sometimes the only time they can see it is match day. “

“You know as well as we do that on certain match days they don’t go your way. It may seem that there is no progress, but at 100% this team has progressed since the start of the season.

“The manager helped us a lot. He stayed with us in difficult times and we listened and tried to take into account what he said and what he wanted us to deliver on the ground. ”

“Where we are now is close to what we imagine, but there is still a lot of work to be done to be a challenge for the Premier League again. It’s really exciting. “


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