Fernandes reveals dad blasted him for Newcastle penalty miss as Man Utd ace admits he even hates losing to his daughter
BRUNO FERNANDES has admitted his winning mentality has developed from his family's competitiveness after revealing his dad knocked him for missing a penalty…in a game he later scored in!
The Portuguese saw a spot-kick saved in Manchester United's 4-1 win over Newcastle – the first time he had failed from 12 yards at the club.
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The 26-year-old had scored ten penalties in a row since he joined United in January before his 100 per cent record was ended by Karl Darlow.
Fernandes made amends with a goal later in the game as the Red Devils ultimately ran out convincing 4-1 winners.
But the former Sporting Lisbon captain claimed his father still had some words of advice.
He told the official Manchester United podcast: 'The day after the Newcastle game, my dad sent me a message – and he never sends me a message, he always calls me the day after the game, always.
"And this message says, "Congratulations on your goal, but from tomorrow I will start to explain to you how to take penalties!"
"I was like, "Hey, I've missed one penalty in 11 and he's talking to me about this", because he never scored a penalty in all the years he was playing football!
"But this kind of situation helps you improve because all the time you know you have people behind you who will always ask more and demand more from you."
Fernandes also hilariously revealed that such is his competitiveness and desire to win that he hates losing games to his three-year-old daughter.
This message says, "Congratulations on your goal, but from tomorrow I will start to explain to you how to take penalties!"
He added: "Always [I've had a competitive personality]. Always. I hate losing. In everything.
"Two days ago I was playing Uno with my little daughter and you know, sometimes you just need to let them win.
"So in this game she plays two +4 [cards], and she lays down +4 twice.
"She's young, she doesn't know so sometimes you ask, do you have any other cards to put down and when I asked, she put another +4 down, so I take another 8 cards.
"Then I got rid of all these cards – bang bang bang and I won that game.
"I needed to win because I was so angry that she put me twice +4 … she made me pick up all these cards!
"My wife was looking at me and she said to me, "You are always the same.""
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