Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United put Bruno Fernandes’ spot because the No. 1 penalty taker at risk of being taken over.
Nonetheless, after the Crimson Devils got a uncommon penalty alternative final weekend towards Aston Villa, many had been pleasantly stunned to see that it was nonetheless Fernandes who had the duty of taking the scoring likelihood.
Frustratingly although, Fernandes’ penalty try changed into a catastrophe because the ball sailed nicely over the crossbar, handing them their first lack of the season.
It couldn’t have come at a worse time for them as they hoped that their run atop the English Premier League standings would proceed.
As a substitute, they discover themselves within the fourth spot as a result of objective distinction with the No. 1-ranked Chelsea and the third-seeded Manchester Metropolis.
Standard pondering would recommend that Ronaldo was the one who would take the penalty as a result of his stature as top-of-the-line scorers from the spot however knowledge reveals in any other case.
Evaluating Fernandes and Ronaldo’s penalty possibilities throughout their careers, Ronaldo has an 80 % completion charge on 167 makes an attempt whereas Fernandes scored on 93 % of his 46 penalty kicks.