Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has advised Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to cease moaning concerning the variety of penalties given to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet. United have been awarded 20 penalties within the Premier League for the reason that begin of final season, whereas title rivals Liverpool have had simply 10. Klopp highlighted the big quantity of United spot-kicks after his facet had two penalty appeals turned down of their current 1-Zero defeat at Southampton. United supervisor Solskjaer responded by saying Klopp and different Premier League bosses have been attempting to affect referees to not give his crew penalties.
Now Fernandes has joined the United backlash forward of Sunday’s essential conflict between the bitter rivals because the Portugal star stated Klopp ought to stop complaining.
“You always see what people say, but I really don’t care. I’m not focused on what they’re saying. We have really quick players up front,” stated Fernandes, who has scored 14 penalties for United.
“Anthony Martial is among the finest gamers one towards one within the field, Marcus Rashford is one other one who’s fast and has fast toes, who can take the ball away from the defender at any second.
“It’s regular that typically, due to that, they are going to be tripped and can fall and so they achieve penalties.
“People can speak and say what they need. But for me and the crew, the primary level is continuous to do the suitable issues and once we get a penalty, simply scoring.
“I performed in Portugal and while you play for Sporting Lisbon, Benfica and Porto are at all times speaking about that form of stuff – typically to place strain on the referee.”
United are prime of the desk — three factors away from Liverpool — at this stage of the season for the primary time since their final title-winning marketing campaign in 2013.
That was the final yr of Alex Ferguson’s trophy-filled reign, however it’s champions Liverpool who’re the dominant drive now.
Fernandes is vital to United’s hopes of ending Liverpool’s spell as English soccer’s prime canine.
The 26-year-old has flourished since becoming a member of from Sporting Lisbon final January.
Fernandes has scored 19 objectives and supplied 14 assists within the Premier League alone, along with his excellent shows main the midfielder to win a report 4 Player of the Month awards in a calendar yr.
That is already as many as Cristiano Ronaldo managed throughout his total Old Trafford keep, however Fernandes desires the form of crew glory loved by his Portugal team-mate.
“As I’ve at all times stated, for me a very powerful factor is successful trophies – crew trophies – as a result of we’re a soccer crew and it isn’t simply Bruno,” he stated.
“I wish to win trophies with the crew. These form of awards make you cheerful and assured and to work much more, and to get an increasing number of from your self.
“But, as everyone knows, I will be completely happy when I win a trophy with the club.”
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