Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes believes the team were handed a stroke of luck that led them to secure a 3-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Fernandes converted the penalty that came through Neal Maupay cool calm and collected in the 100th minute and it was enough for United to secure their first three points of the seaosn.
“It was a very difficult game. We know that Brighton are a very good team with good qualities," he told BT Sport.
“We left so much space for them to play, we were not as aggressive as I want. We gave away two goals, on the penalty I can do much better, I need to stop earlier. The second goal, we need to do much better. We did some mistakes but big teams need to be like that, we need to believe until the end."
Ironically, Fernandes fouled Tariq Lamptey in the box and Neil Maupay scored the penalty to give the hosts the lead in the first half.
“The first one the contact counts more for him than me but he was smart. I need to stop early and he was really smart,“ he continued.
“We know, even if it’s the end of the game, he has to wait for VAR. I think it was a clear handball. We have all seen the image,” Fernandes said.
“Sometimes you have to have some luck, you have to have some defenders defending well and a keeper also. David did really well today also all the defence. Okay, on the goals we need to do much better, I think everyone agrees and we will work on that.
“Maybe it can be a penalty, so just focus on what you have to do,” Bruno told MUTV.
“Of course, sometimes you have to have some balls to take a penalty like this, you know? I know everyone trusts in me, I know everyone was expecting me to score.
”Like I said in interviews before, penalties are key in some games. Today was key and we scored. It doesn’t matter if I score or other players score, three points is the best way to go home.“