Ronaldo or Fernandes? Solskjaer told who should take Manchester United’s penalties

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Bruno Fernandes, has been Manchester United’s first choice penalty taker over the course of the last 12 months and has missed only one of his 16 attempts.

Cristiano Ronaldo has always been the penalty taker for every club he has played for since his first spell at Manchester United.

There has been a debate over who should take Manchester United’s penalties following the arrival of Ronaldo but Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to stick with Fernandes.

Paul Parker told Eurosport: “The biggest concern for some players and the fans may be if they see Ronaldo leading Ole into some of the decisions.

“You see with the Portuguese manager [Fernando Santos] how he leads him so that will be the biggest concern if that was to happen.

“I think he’s got enough respect for Sir Alex, United and Solskjaer to let him make decisions about players in and around him.

“Ole won’t be able to think he’s 36 years of age and think he can rest him. He is going to want to win that golden boot.

“As much as his countryman Fernandes takes penalties I’m sure Fernandes enjoys scoring goals and the adulation that comes with it.

“He’s very good with free-kicks in and around the box, too. He hits the target more than Ronaldo does.

“You shouldn’t change something that’s been so strong for United in the last 18 months, but we have to wait and see how strong Ole is going to be in that situation.

“Or is Fernandes going to feel obliged to turn around and put everything down as say ‘he can take them’.”