Europa League He committed stupid mistake, played sloppy passes – Peter Schmeichel slams Man Utd midfielder. During his team’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, midfielder Bruno Fernandes made a “stupid” error and made other errant passes, according to former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel.
In the second leg of the Europa League playoff match at Old Trafford, Fernandes conceded a penalty in favor of Barcelona.
At Old Trafford, Robert Lewandowski’s penalty strike gave the Spanish La League leaders Barcelona a 1-0 lead after the Portuguese international brought down Alejandro Balde in the box.
Schmeichel, though, was utterly enraged with Fernandes.
On BBC Radio 5 Live, Schmeichel commented, “That appears to be a penalty.” “Pulling a player down inside the penalty area as Alejandro Balde is moving away from goal is so dumb.
“He brought him down. It is just foolish. A obvious punishment exists here. Simply said, it is unneeded and ridiculous.
Balde was heading away from the goal and nowhere else. Let him go, please! In these important games, the one thing you must eliminate is errors.
“Bruno Fernandes [with the referee] is still arguing. He has to start focusing and getting a handle on things.
“He made some errant passes and has now conceded a penalty that was totally needless. He owes the group and must exercise self restraint.
Fred and Antony’s goals in the second leg of the playoff game helped United reach the round of 16.