Bruno Fernandes, a Manchester United midfielder, has disclosed that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer assigns penalty tasks to players before each game.
During their Champions League match against Villarreal, the Portuguese also revealed that they were assigned to take penalties.
Manchester United won 2-1 at Old Trafford in the group stage, and Fernandes asserted that he was the first-choice penalty taker during the game.
When Man United fell 1-0 to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday, the Portuguese midfielder missed a stoppage time penalty.
And other fans were stunned that Fernandes was allowed to do it with Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch.
Following the mistake, it was speculated that the management will relieve the 27-year-old former Sporting Lisbon star of his penalty-taking duties.
However, the Portugal international told BT Sport that if Man United had been granted a penalty during Wednesday night’s Champions League clash, he would have taken it, and that Solskjaer will select who takes the penalty before every game.
He told BT Sport, “I was on penalties [against Villarreal], but we didn’t get one.”
“The manager will select who takes it before the game.”