Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to Bruno Fernandes’ lengthy apology following his crucial penalty miss in the Red Devils’ 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on the weekend.
Click through the gallery to see pictures of Fernandes' miss and how Ronaldo reacted to his apology!
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were defeated by Dean Smith’s Villa on Saturday afternoon thanks to an 88th-minute strike from defender Kortney Hause.
United, however, had an incredible chance to equalise from the penalty spot in the third minute of stoppage time after Hause was blown up for a handball in his own box.
Following a long delay, which involved Villa right-back Matty Cash being booked for dissent and goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez aiming to put the taker off, Fernandes skied his effort from 12 yards.
The Portuguese midfielder later took to social media to post a lengthy apology note for his squandered effort, to which Ronaldo reacted with an apparent show of support.
Fernandes wrote, according to the Mirror, that "nobody is more frustrated and disappointed than me for missing the penalty and the consequent defeat.
"I’ve always assumed my responsibilities and I've always embraced them under pressure in moments like this. Today, I failed.
"But I took a step forward and faced the challenge with the same ambition and responsibility as when, on the many other occasions, the ball ended up in the net.
"Criticism and contrasting opinions are a big part of football. I’ve learned to live with it, even using them to drive me on, and I consider it all a very important part of my commitment to never stop trying to improve and to become the best player I can possibly be, for me and the team.
"Today I once again took the responsibility given to me almost since I joined United and I will take it again without any fear or dread whenever called upon."
Below are 10 players who have copied Ronaldo's celebration: