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Bruno Fernandes Explains His Decision To Give The Penalty To Marcus Rashford

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Bruno Fernandes Explains His Decision To Give The Penalty To Marcus Rashford

Bruno Fernandes is backing Marcus Rashford to be the Champions League top scorer this season after he selflessly gave up the chance to score a hat-trick during Manchester United's victory over Istanbul Basaksehir.

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However, the Portuguese midfielder generously handed the ball to the England forward who calmly tucked it away to bring up his fifth Champions League goal of the 2020/21 campaign.

And speaking after his team's 4-1 victory, Fernandes explained his decision - saying he's helping Rashford's cause to be the Champions League top scorer.

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"No, that's not the point," he said when asked if he was feeling charitable over the penalty.

"Of course, everyone wants to score a hat-trick but after the game in the Premier League [against West Brom] I told Rashy the next one he will take.

"I remembered that and also because he is one of the top scorers in the Champions League.

"I think it will be important for him to keep going there and taking that confidence."

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He added: "As I say, it doesn't matter who takes the penalties. The most important thing is scoring and the team scores. When the team scored I score too."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Rashford is one goal behind top scorer Erling Haaland ahead of tonight's Champions League matches.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: "Marcus is a very good penalty taker as well, Bruno is very confident, if Bruno feels he wants to give it to Marcus, so be it."

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The Red Devils return to action on Sunday when they resume their Premier League campaign against Southampton.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Champions League

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