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Man United's Bruno Fernandes reveals reason for giving up hat-trick penalty

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Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes missed out on a Champions League hat-trick after promising Marcus Rashford he would take the next penalty for the Red Devils.
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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has revealed that he relinquished penalty duties to Marcus Rashford against Istanbul Basaksehir after he made a promise to his Red Devils teammate.

Fernandes could have wrapped up a first-half hat-trick when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were awarded a penalty in the 35th minute, but the Portuguese midfielder allowed Rashford to step up and take the spot kick.

Rashford made no mistake from 12 yards as the Red Devils ran out 4-1 winners at Old Trafford, and Fernandes has since explained why he gave up his pursuit of a hat-trick to allow Rashford to get his name on the scoresheet.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Fernandes said: "That's not the point. Of course, every player wants to score a hat-trick. But after the game in the Premier League I told Rashford he would take the next one.

"So I remembered that, and also because Rashford is one of the top scorers in the Champions League. I think it will be important for him to keep going there and take that confidence.

"But as I say, it doesn't matter who takes the penalties, the most important thing is scoring. The team scores. When the team scores, I score too."

United's victory on Tuesday evening puts them in control of Group H with two games remaining, and next up for Solskjaer's side is a visit to Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday. body check tags ::

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester UnitedMan Utd18114334241037
2Manchester CityMan City17105229131635
3Leicester CityLeicester18112533211235
4Liverpool1897237211634
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1896333171633
6Everton1710252821732
7Chelsea1885533211229
8Southampton188552621529
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham188552521429
10Arsenal198382319427
11Aston Villa1582529161326
12Leeds UnitedLeeds187293034-423
13Crystal Palace196582233-1123
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves196492129-822
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle185491830-1219
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton193882229-717
17Burnley17449922-1316
18Fulham172691425-1112
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1825111441-2711
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd1912161032-225
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