Comparing Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty records

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Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo are both formidable penalty-takers – but which Manchester United player has the better record from the spot?

Many assumed that Ronaldo would take over spot-kick duties over his Portuguese compatriot Fernandes, but that didn’t prove to be the case when Mike Dean awarded United their first penalty of the season.

With both players on the pitch when United were given a golden opportunity to equalise against Aston Villa, Fernandes – United’s existing first-choice penalty-taker – had the responsibility.

But he skied his effort over the bar. Ronaldo went over to express his sympathy with his Portugal team-mate, but it will be interesting to see whether he’s given the nod from his point onwards.

We’ve compared the penalty records of both players to determine who United should select to take their spot-kicks.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Club penalties taken: 147
Club penalties scored: 125
Success rate: 85.0%

International penalties taken: 20
International penalties scored: 14
Success rate: 70%

Total penalties taken: 167
Total penalties scored: 139
Total success rate: 81.4%

Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United

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Bruno Fernandes

Club penalties taken: 43
Club penalties scored: 39
Success rate: 90.7%

International penalties taken: 3
International penalties scored: 3
Success rate: 100%

Total penalties taken: 46
Total penalties scored: 42
Total success rate: 91.3%

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