Rio Ferdinand noticed change Bruno Fernandes has made to his game vs Brighton

Rio Ferdinand noticed that Bruno Fernandes has changed the way in which he runs up to a penalty in Manchester United's win over Brighton.

The Red Devils beat the south-coast club 3-2 on Saturday in an incredibly controversial game in which United were awarded a penalty after the final whistle.

VAR spotted a handball from Neal Maupay in the Brighton box seconds before the game was concluded, prompting the referee to hastily undo his decision and point to the spot-kick.

Fernandes was tasked with scoring for United and securing all three points.

And in the high-intensity situation, the Portuguese ditched his usual 'hop-skip-and-jump' run up for the more conventional straight route to the ball.

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Highlighting this change, Ferdinand said: "This man is ice-cold in these situations.

"His run-up, he's changed it a little bit there – that hop-skip-and-jump kind of thing he usually does wasn't there.

"The pressure was on and he calmed himself down and went back to basics."

He added: "In the end it was the right decision but what I prefer now from last season is that the referee gets the chance to take ownership of that decision.

"He gets the chance to walk over to the actual screen, have a look at it himself, he's not leaving the responsibility to someone we can't see. The players know he's made the decision."

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