United midfielder, Juan Mata, has revealed why goalkeepers struggle against
penalties from teammate, Bruno Fernandes.
on Monday night scored another penalty for Man United in their Europa League last-8
final 1-0 victory over Copenhagen after extra time to send the Red Devils in
the semi-final of the competition.
penalty goal against Copenhagen was Man United’s 21st penalty of the season and
the seventh he has bagged since joining the Old Trafford club from Sporting
Lisbon in the January transfer window.
Mata believes the Portugal international has many different penalty techniques
which ensure goalkeepers struggle to save his spot-kicks.
Spaniard also hailed Fernandes’s work on the training ground which he thinks is
key to his 100% record from the spot.
[Fernandes] has different techniques,” Mata told MUTV.
very difficult for the goalkeeper to know what he’s going to do.
scored every penalty, and he’s practising a lot in training which is good.”