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It was a lacklustre performance from the Reds and things went from bad to worse in the final stages of the game when Fernandes, who is often so reliable from the spot, skied his penalty into the stands.
Emiliano Martinez to the Man Utd fans after Bruno Fernandes missed the penalty. This man is a living legend. :sob: pic.twitter.com/ooQInzKLJ9
- Football Shithousery (@FootyRustling) September 25, 2021
As you can see in the footage above, goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez decided to celebrate the miss by gesturing towards the Stretford End in a moment the internet often refers to as 'sh*thousery'.
Check out that incredibly awkward moment below.
One United fan can be seen telling him to leave the stadium, while a number of others turn around and give the supporter a stare of discontent.
Bruno Fernandes, meanwhile, thanked United fans for their support after the final whistle.
"Nobody is more frustrated and disappointed than me for missing the penalty and the consequent defeat," he wrote in a social media post.
"I've always assumed my responsibilities and I've always embraced them under pressure in moments like this. Today, I failed. But I took a step forward and faced the challenge with the same ambition and responsibility as when, on the many other occasions, the ball ended up in the net.
"Criticism and contrasting opinions are a big part of football. I've learned to live with it, even using them to drive me on, and I consider it all a very important part of my commitment to never stop trying to improve and to become the best player I can possibly be, for me and the team.
No excuses for my penalty miss today. I'm my biggest critic but as always I'll use it to drive me forward. More than my disappointment though, the team's loss today is the most important. I'll be ready next time. pic.twitter.com/tTBgURne8B
- Bruno Fernandes (@B_Fernandes8) September 25, 2021
He continued, saying: "Today I once again took the responsibility given to me almost since I joined United and I will take it again without any fear or dread whenever called upon.
"The most important thing for me is to win together and I'll always do everything I can to help my teammates and the club to be the best we can be.
"I'm a player who leaves everything on the pitch, with great desire and commitment. And that's what I'll continue to do.
"Thank you for all your support after the final whistle! Hearing you chanting my name in the stadium was very emotional... I will come back stronger for me, because these are the standards I hold myself to, but most of all for my teammates and our fans who have always supported us."
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