Former footballer Ally McCoist has slammed Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes for his ‘nonsense’ decision to apologise for his penalty miss.
In United’s last Premier League fixture, they were awarded a late penalty at Old Trafford while trailing 1-0 against visitors Aston Villa.
With the game on the line, Fernandes claimed the ball ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo but proceeded to blast the spot-kick way over Emi Martinez’s crossbar.
As a consequence of the miss, the Red Devils lost the game and the Portuguese international decided to issue a long-winded apology on social media.
While talking on TalkSport, McCoist said: “I’ve never heard so much nonsense in all my life. You should issue an apology if you mistime a tackle and injure somebody and you genuinely don’t mean it. Then, I get that, right, I absolutely get that. But come on, it’s absolute garbage.
“And it’s not even him, it’s PR teams. Gary Neville’s 110% correct. I’ve never heard so much absolute drivel in all my life.”
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As alluded to by McCoist, former United defender Gary Neville also felt the decision to apologise was unnecessary, claiming that it is ’embarrassing’ for the players to use their PR teams to send out such tweets.
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Regardless of the apology, it does seem more than likely that United’s next penalty will be taken by Ronaldo (providing he is on the pitch) and not his apologetic Portuguese compatriot.
With the United side struggling for form of late, having lost three of their last four games in all competitions, the former Juventus man will no doubt be hoping to fire his side back to winning ways soon.