Man Utd's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends Bruno Fernandes taking penalty over Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his decision to allow Bruno Fernandes to take a stoppage penalty in the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.

United lost their chance to salvage a point when Fernandes failed to reach the spot. United has now lost three of its last four games.

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Ronaldo was also in penalty area when Mike Dean pointed out the spot. Fernandes accepted responsibility for the kick. United missed a penalty after he blazed the chance over the bar. This was only the second time United had attempted to score a penalty in 23 attempts.

Solskjaer stated, "That's football." He will be there every day for the club and team, even when things don't go your way. It's a fine line between heaven or hell.

After Bruno Fernandes' missed penalty, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stood by him. Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images

Solskjaer, speaking after the last whistle, denied that Ronaldo was unhappy about the decision to give the ball to Fernandes.

Solskjaer stated, "This is going be the headline." "Bruno's been exceptional and Cristiano is likely the one who has scored most penalties in international football.

"It's just a missed chance to score a point. All these assumptions will be made about the reactions of players. Bruno is a great penalty taker, and you would support him with your mortgage."

Solskjaer is looking to bounce back from back-to-back defeats when Villarreal visits Old Trafford on Wednesday. United is looking to win their first Champions League victory after they lost their opening game to Young Boys. However, Solskjaer is focusing on Luke Shaw's fitness and Harry Maguire's health after they both suffered injuries in their match against Villa.

Solskjaer said, "Sorry, but I can't provide you with any updates." "We will need to have the scans done by Sunday or Monday."