Bruno Fernandes offers verdict on penalty controversy after Man Utd win

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes believes he got a touch on the ball in the incident which led to referee David Coote reversing his decision to award West Brom a penalty.

After a lacklustre first half at Old Trafford, the match sparked into life a minute into the second half when Fernandes was adjudged to have brought down Conor Gallagher in the penalty area.

But after Coote was asked to look at the challenge on the pitchside monitor by VAR, he overturned his decision, deeming Fernandes got a faint touch on the ball.

To compound matters, Fernandes then had a penalty of his own saved by former United keeper Sam Johnstone but scored on his second attempt after the Baggies ace had come off his line for the initial effort.

The 1-0 win lifts United to ninth and gave them their first Premier League home win of the season.

And speaking after the match, the man of the match Fernandes felt Coote made the right decision on the West Brom penalty.

He told BT Sport: "I felt I touched the ball and it was the second contact.

"I haven't seen the images but felt I got the ball before contact."

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Seven of Fernandes' 14 Premier League goals for United have now come from the penalty spot.

It was also the second time this season he has missed his first penalty before being handed a second opportunity due to a keeper coming off their line.

And Fernandes was dismayed to have not scored on the first attempt.

He added: "It's not good. You need to do it on the first one.

"I'm not happy. I scored the second one but I didn't the first one."

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