Bruno Fernandes disclosed the reasoning behind his decision to grant Marcus Rashford the opportunity to take Manchester United’s second penalty against Everton.

Bruno Fernandes, our designated penalty taker, successfully scored the first penalty and then passed the opportunity to Marcus Rashford for the second penalty.

Afterwards, Fernandes expressed to the media that he had faith in scoring a second goal but decided to unsettle the goalie by changing the penalty-taker.

Clearly, as I have reiterated on numerous occasions, we possess multiple individuals capable of taking penalties, and we have a written record of these individuals in the dressing room. Marcus is consistently the second choice as a penalty taker, and I have complete faith in his ability to convert penalties. I am highly confident that he can exert an equivalent impact as me.

I successfully scored the first goal, but I believe that for the second one, we should have altered our approach, as it would have unsettled the goalkeeper’s focus. He must adjust his movements and adapt to a penalty-taker with a different style. Therefore, I believe it was the optimal decision for the squad to assist us in scoring another goal.

The reason I didn’t take the shot was not due to a lack of confidence, as I was very confident. However, I consulted Marcus and inquired if he wanted to try it. He expressed his willingness to accept one, to which I responded with permission to proceed.

Erik ten Hag was queried over the penalty verdict subsequent to the match.

They reached a consensus on the playing field, and it was determined that our team has a greater number of highly skilled individuals who excel at taking penalties. Bruno, Rashy, Casemiro, and Christian Eriksen are all individuals. We possess a greater quantity. In addition, there are several others. It is advantageous to have such skilled players in your team, especially when you have two different penalty-takers available on short notice. This creates a more challenging situation for the opposing goalkeeper.

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