Why I gave Rashford penalty against Everton – Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United captain, Bruno Fernandes has explained why he passed up the chance to take a penalty in their 3-0 win over Everton.

The Red Devils had already taken the lead through Alejandro Garnacho’s wonder strike.

Anthony Martial scored the third late in the match, but there were eyebrows raised over the second which came from the penalty spot after VAR deemed that Ashley Young had tripped Martial in the box.

Fernandes, who is the usual penalty taker, handed the ball to Rashford.

Rashford blasted his spot-kick past Jordan Pickford to score his second goal of the season.

Explaining his decision, Fernandes told Sky Sports: “Because Marcus needed a bit of confidence, he needed his goal.

“He is an excellent penalty taker. I was sure he could score that penalty and Marcus did it perfectly.

“I think obviously strikers and wingers need to score goals, it is part of their game. Marcus was unstoppable and he could take on everybody.”