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“I have to do my job” – Man United hotshot responds to Klopp’s mind games

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Bruno Fernandes taking a penalty for Manchester united. (GETTY Images)

Bruno Fernandes slams Jurgen Klopp for penalty remark aimed at Manchester United

Speaking ahead of the match against Liverpool (h/t Metro), Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes remarked that he does not “care” about penalty remarks made by Jurgen Klopp.

Earlier this month, the Liverpool manager took a shot at United for the number of penalties they get. The German compared that to his side’s penalty tally and mentioned the stark contrast between the two figures.

Manchester United have had 42 penalties awarded to them since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the manager. In that time, Klopp’s Liverpool have had just 19 spot-kicks.

Mentioning Klopp’s comments, Fernandes says that he does not care about what people have to say about the issue and that it might be a ploy by Klopp to influence the referees.

Bruno Fernandes has hit back at Jurgen Klopp for pointing out how many penalties Manchester United get. (GETTY Images)
Bruno Fernandes has hit back at Jurgen Klopp for pointing out how many penalties Manchester United get. (GETTY Images)

“I played in Portugal and when you play for Sporting, Benfica and Porto are always talking about that kind of stuff; sometimes to put pressure on the referee.”

Mind games?

The Portuguese midfielder then adds that the main thing is converting the spot-kicks when they get it.

“If I go to take the ball to the penalty spot, I have to do my job.”

The former Sporting CP midfielder then mentions that scoring penalties isn’t as easy as people say it is. To prove that point, he stated the fact that Raheem Sterling has missed his last 3 penalties. (h/t Metro)

Bruno Fernandes has 15 goals this season for the Red Devils, most of them from the penalty spot;. (GETTY Images)
Bruno Fernandes has 15 goals this season for the Red Devils, most of them from the penalty spot;. (GETTY Images)

It’s good to see the 26-year-old midfielder not being sucked into mind games before a big fixture on the weekend. United are scheduled to take on Liverpool in a titanic clash on Sunday.

The Red Devils are at the top of the table and lead their rivals by 3 points. If Liverpool win at Anfield, however, then the Reds would leapfrog Solskjaer’s side to the summit on goal difference.

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Fernandes already has 15 goals and 9 assists in all competitions this season and he would be hoping to add to that tally on Sunday.

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