Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his choice to let Bruno Fernandes and never Cristiano Ronaldo take a stoppage time penalty kick throughout Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.
Fernandes missed the shot, retaining United from strolling away from the match with some extent.
“That’s soccer,” Solskjaer mentioned, in keeping with ESPN’s Rob Dawson. “He’ll step ahead daily of the week for the membership and the staff and generally it simply does not go your method. It’s such a effective line between heaven and hell.”
The choice to not permit Ronaldo to take the penalty is a head-scratcher. The Portuguese striker re-joined United late final month after requesting a switch from Juventus. He ought to at all times be the membership’s go-to man from the spot, however clearly, that does not look like the case.
In an Instagram submit after the loss, Ronaldo shared his disappointment with the defeat. Nonetheless, he appeared to reiterate that it is a staff effort, saying the membership “should react instantly, get again on our toes and present our true power.”