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Fernandes apologises to FPL managers for passing up penalty

2 Dec 2023
Bruno Fernandes

Man Utd captain says his brother was upset with him after he gave spot-kick to Rashford

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Bruno Fernandes (£8.3m) has apologised to FPL managers, including his own brother, after passing up the opportunity to score a penalty last weekend.

The Manchester United captain, who usually takes spot-kicks for his team, offered his team-mate Marcus Rashford (£8.6m) the opportunity to score the second-half penalty instead in the 3-0 win at Everton.

Fernandes's brother Ricardo was one of many FPL managers who were frustrated with the midfielder's choice and had to settle for a six-point haul.

"He told me today, he just texted me to say, 'Thank you for giving the penalty to Rashy in the week I put you in my team,'" Fernandes said on Man Utd's official website.

"I said to him, 'You should have me in your team every week. That's your problem!'"

"I said to him, and I say to all the Fantasy League managers, that I apologise to them. I'm going to still score some goal for them in the future."

Fernandes has 61 points in FPL this season, more than any other Man Utd player. He is the second most-selected Red Devils player, owned in 14.6 per cent of squads, just behind goalkeeper Andre Onana.

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