‘Embarrassing” for gamers to apologise for lacking penalties says Neville after Man Utd star Fernandes’ social media essay

The previous Outdated Trafford favorite mentioned footballers “must sack their PR individuals for creating personalities that don’t exist”

Gary Neville thinks gamers should not apologise for lacking penalties after Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes’ social media essay following his failed effort in opposition to Aston Villa.

Fernandes stepped as much as take his twenty third penalty as a United participant within the ultimate minutes of their conflict with Villa at Outdated Trafford on Saturday, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect 1-0 down.

The Portuguese had solely missed as soon as from 12 yards from his earlier 22 makes an attempt, however despatched his newest spot-kick flying over the crossbar and finally price his workforce a useful level, which he acknowledged in a submit to his followers on-line.

What did Fernandes say?

Fernandes wrote on Instagram: “No person is extra annoyed and disillusioned than me for lacking the penalty and the resultant defeat.

“I’ve all the time assumed my tasks and I’ve all the time embraced them beneath stress in moments like this. Immediately I failed, however I took a step ahead and confronted the problem with the identical ambition and accountability as when, on the numerous different events, the ball ended up within the internet.

“Immediately I as soon as once more took the accountability given to me nearly since I joined United and I’ll take it once more with none concern or dread every time known as upon.

“A very powerful factor for me is to win collectively and I’ll all the time do the whole lot I can to assist my teammates and the membership to be the perfect we will be.

“Thanks for all of your assist after the ultimate whistle! Listening to you chanting my title within the stadium was very emotional. I’ll come again stronger for me, as a result of these are the requirements I maintain myself to, however most of all for my teammates and our followers who’ve all the time supported us.”

Neville’s response

United legend Neville refered to Fernandes’ feedback when participating in a Q&A session on Twitter, expressing his perception gamers must take management of their very own public relations as a substitute of permitting their representatives to create a false on-line profile.

In response to a tweet asking “Ought to gamers actually be apologising for lacking penalties?”, the previous England worldwide wrote: “It’s embarrassing! They should sack their PR individuals, communicate with some authenticity and get on with it.

“I’m going to go massive on this within the subsequent few weeks. They’ve all received these comms managers, which might be creating personalities that don’t exist!”