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WATCH | Bruno Fernandes credits his kids for decisive derby penalty

Bruno Fernandes has credited his children and wife for helping him through a 'difficult' period i...

Ciaran Bradley
Ciaran Bradley

19:59 7 Mar 2021



WATCH | Bruno Fernandes credit...
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WATCH | Bruno Fernandes credits his kids for decisive derby penalty

Ciaran Bradley
Ciaran Bradley

19:59 7 Mar 2021

Bruno Fernandes has credited his children and wife for helping him through a 'difficult' period in his Manchester United career.

What was difficult about it is somewhat difficult to fathom from the outside, but his second-minute penalty against Manchester City at the Etihad set United on their way to a 2-0 win.

It means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becomes the first manager in Manchester United history to win his first three league derbies at City's ground.

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“I think it was almost perfect. We created a lot of chances where maybe we could finish better, or play a better last pass or last shot, Fernandes told MUTV.

When we create chances it’s always good because if you create it’s a sign you’re playing well and trying to do something different.

I think we played a little bit better in the second half because in the first half they pressed as well. We had more counters but in the second half we are clearer and we take more control of the game at times.

They have more of the ball than us, they pass more times with the ball. Anyway, [in terms of] opportunities I think we had the best ones and for me, the most important in the game is the result. The result for us is on our side, so it is perfect.

Pressure

Bruno Fernandes said the scrutiny of the spot-kick does not become higher when it is a local derby.

It’s always pressure to take a pen, doesn’t matter if it is against City, or another team. It’s always pressure to take the penalties.

I like that kind of pressure. It is good pressure. I knew what I had to do. I did it in the right way with the right power and I am happy to score, of course.

Children

It is for my kids, Fernandes Sky Sports.

I think most people already know, my kids are the best of my life and every time I score it is for both of them and also for my wife for supporting me in this difficult period.

I know everyone thinks for players it is a bit easier to be training, play, training, play, but sometimes it is tough and for the support they give me in all this difficult period it is praise for them.

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