I’m trying to become the best player I can possibly be – Fernandes

Sun 26 September 2021 | 5:36

Bruno Fernandes thanks Man Utd fans on Instagram for their unconditional support after his missed penalty against Villa.

Due to Chelsea's defeat to Manchester City,

Manchester United

could have climbed to the top of the Premier League table with a victory over

Aston Villa

, however, the Red Devils suffered an unexpected 1-0 defeat at home against the Lions.

Man Utd lost while they could have scored the equalizer in the final moments of the game; where United were awarded a penalty kick and while Ronaldo was expected to stand behind the ball, it was

Bruno Fernandes

who took the shot and missed the opportunity to even the match.

The Portuguese midfielder recently wrote on his Instagram, thanking the Red Devils’ fans for their emotional support after the final whistle.

"Nobody is more frustrated and disappointed than me for missing the penalty and the consequent defeat,"

Fernandes said.

"I’ve always assumed my responsibilities and I've always embraced them under pressure in moments like this. Today, I failed. But I took a step forward and faced the challenge with the same ambition and responsibility as when, on the many other occasions, the ball ended up in the net.

"Criticism and contrasting opinions are a big part of football. I’ve learned to live with it, even using them to drive me on, and I consider it all a very important part of my commitment to never stop trying to improve and to become the best player I can possibly be, for me and the team.

"Today I once again took the responsibility given to me almost since I joined United and I will take it again without any fear or dread whenever called upon.

"The most important thing for me is to win together and I’ll always do everything I can to help my teammates and the club to be the best we can be.

"I'm a player who leaves everything on the pitch, with great desire and commitment. And that’s what I'll continue to do.

"Thank you for all your support after the final whistle! Hearing you chanting my name in the stadium was very emotional… I will come back stronger for me, because these are the standards I hold myself to, but most of all for my teammates and our fans who have always supported us."

source: SportMob

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