Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has promised to do ‘much better’ from his next penalty kick after seeing his flawless record ended at the weekend.
Since moving to United in the January transfer window Portuguese midfielder Fernandes has established himself as the set-piece specialist at the club, particularly with his record from 12-yards out.
Fernandes had scored all 10 of his previous penalties for United prior to the weekend trip to face Newcastle but saw his latest effort denied by goalkeeper Karl Darlow in the second-half.
The 26-year-old still managed to find the back of the net when he finished a swift counter-attack late into the match at St James’ Park but he was frustrated to see his perfect penalty run come to an end.
Fernandes praised Darlow for his save as he became the first Premier League goalkeeper to deny him from the spot but took the opportunity to promise fans an improvement the next time he lines up to take a penalty.
“I’m human, it happens,” Fernandes told MUTV after the win.
“I don’t want it to happen again, I didn’t want it to happen today.
“The keeper did well, I didn’t do the right things. I studied the keeper but I didn’t shoot the ball they way I want, but the keeper deserves credit.
“I need to do much better on the penalty for sure and the next one I will do or sure.”