Manchester United Choose Who Will Take Their Penalty Henceforth

Manchester United won their 17th penalty of the campaign with the scoreline 1-1 and Marcus Rashford stepped up rather than Bruno Fernandes, who has scored all three of his penalties for United.

But now, the duo of Rashford and Fernandes will share penalty-taking responsibilities after Rashford took their spotkick against Bournemouth.

Fernandes levelled against Spurs from 12 yards last month but after United received another penalty in stoppage-time Rashford took hold of the ball until the Video Assistant Referee overruled the on-pitch referee.

Rashford, 22, hit the post with a penalty against Crystal Palace and was foiled by Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul earlier this term, but infamously allowed Paul Pogba to take United's penalty at Wolves with the game deadlocked at 1-1.

Rashford had a 100 per cent record from penalties at the time and had scored one against Chelsea in United's previous game, yet Pogba – who failed with three penalties last season – stepped up and was denied by Rui Patricio and the game ended in a draw.

“It's going to be a job they will share again,” Solskjaer said of Rashford and Fernandes. “It's who feels confident there and then. You saw Bruno score against Tottenham. I think Marcus would take the next one against Tottenham but we got the VAR call that it wasn't a penalty.

“I'm very confident in both of them. No worries, they've got to make the decision out there and that's just how we'll leave it.”

Rashford was denied a first goal from open play since January against Bournemouth due to being offside and it would have also been Aaron Wan-Bissaka's third assist in as many matches.

The 22-year-old has become a more attack-minded right-back this calendar year after a reticent first six months with United, and Wan-Bissaka has covered the most distance out of any United player in their four Premier League fixtures since the restart.

“It's always been a requirement for a full-back at Man United that you go on the attack and you run a lot,” Solskjaer reiterated. “Aaron's a young lad, he's a fit lad.

“We've managed to give him a break in the FA Cup, so he's played 90 minutes in every league game. That's probably the reason that he's the top distance. Other players have rotated more.

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“Aaron's definitely improved over the season, both his fitness, his understanding and his relationship with the players around him, so he knows his role better and better.”

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