Because “the decision was made before the game,” Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated that Bruno Fernandes took the penalty against Aston Villa.
The Red Devils’ perfect start to the season came to an end on Saturday when they were defeated 1-0 at Old Trafford by a Midlands team.
Kortney Hause headed in a corner before giving up a late penalty for handball, according to referee Mike Dean.
With Cristiano Ronaldo still on the pitch, Fernandes assumed responsibility for the goal and blasted the ball into the stands.
Solskjaer informed Sky Sports that Fernandes was his first option to take the penalty kick. Before the game, a decision was made.”
The result leaves United in fourth place with 13 points.