Fernandes vows to ‘do much better’ on future penalties after Newcastle miss
Bruno Fernandes insisted he will score his next penalty after missing from the spot in Saturday’s win over against Newcastle.
The Portuguese midfielder had converted all 10 of his previous penalties since arriving at the club in January but was denied by Karl Darlow on Tyneside.
It seemed like a crucial miss with the scores level at 1-1, but Fernandes made amends with a late goal as United went on to win 4-1.
“I’m human, it happens,” Fernandes told MUTV. “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 the 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 for sure.”
Cavani trains with United for first time
Edinson Cavani trained with his new teammates at United’s Carrington training base for the first time after joining on a free transfer.
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker was unable to make his debut against Newcastle on Saturday because he was undergoing a two-week period of isolation after arriving in the UK.
But the 33-year-old’s time in quarantine is now over, and he trained for the first time on Sunday.
Cavani is now in line to make his debut for United, and it could come against former club PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
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Opinion: United return to scene of Solskjaer’s greatest night as manager in very different circumstances
United visit the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night, over a year after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most memorable night as the club’s manager.
The 3-1 win at PSG in March last year helped United overturn a 0-2 deficit from the first leg and progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
But circumstances have changed, and United now find themselves in a difficult period.
United got a much-needed win at Newcastle, so the intention will be to repeat that performance in Paris and put the 6-1 defeat against Tottenham further behind them.
Read Tyrone Marshall’s thoughts on United’s trip to the French capital by following the link above.