Bruno Fernandes or Cristiano Ronaldo? Solskjaer reveals who would take penalties for Manchester United

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Ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut against Newcastle United on Saturday, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has finally answered the question on who would take penalties for the Red Devils.

Bruno has been Manchester United’s designated penalty taker while Cristiano has always been the designated penalty taker for his previous clubs.

“I knew that question was going to come and of course I’ve had a chat with the two of them,” Solskjaer said.

“We’ve got two players there that I’d trust with my life to put a penalty away and that’s a great position to be in.

“They’ll know via the conversations we’ve had and the conversations we’ll have before the games how we’re going to solve this. It’s going to be my decision what’ll happen. The two of them will keep on doing what they do when they’re asked to take the penalties.”

Pushed on whether or not they could share the duties he replied: “I’ve got Cristiano, Bruno, Marcus [Rashford], I’ve got players I trust to score every time they step up to take a penalty.

“I’ve had this conversation, of course, and they know my position on it. They know that I decide who is going to shoot the penalty if we get one.

“That’s not going to cause an issue. We’re here to win together. It’s not about my numbers or your numbers. It’s about us as a team and the decision is going to be mine.”