EMILIANO MARTINEZ was Aston Villa’s hero against Manchester United – but not for his work with the gloves.
Trailing 1-0 thanks to Kortney Hause’s late strike, United were given a shot at redemption after being awarded a penalty in added time.
Bruno Fernandes has been the hosts’ designated penalty taker since his arrival in the 2019-20 winter window.
But with Cristiano Ronaldo back on the books at Old Trafford, questions were raised as to who would take a penalty.
…And in Fergie time, no less.
Fernandes ultimately grabbed the ball and prepared to take his kick as players continued to surround the referee.
But with all eyes on the commotion, Martinez stepped away and appeared to DARE Ronaldo to take the penalty instead.
The former Arsenal goalkeeper appeared to yell ‘you take it’ at Ronaldo – one of football’s greatest-ever goal-scorers.
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Despite that, Fernandes took the penalty and promptly send it skyrocketing over the bar and into orbit – with brutal fans quick to troll the Portuguese playmaker.
Not done there, Martinez quickly turned to the Man Utd fans and did a little celebration dance.
United were unable to carve out another chance and suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season – their third loss in four matches in all competitions.
It’s not the first time Martinez’s ‘s***housery’ has come to his aid, either.
Earlier this year, the Argentine told Yerry Mina he looked ‘nervous’ during the Copa America shootout win over Colombia, adding: “I can tell you’re nervous.
“I know where you’re going to shoot. Watch and see how I’m gonna eat you up.”
And fans were left in stitches after he was at it again at Old Trafford.
One tweeted: “Absolute s***housery here From Emi Martinez, asking Ronaldo directly to take the pen. Just before Bruno misses.”
Another joked: “Emi Martinez is such a King man, he went from warming the bench to helping Messi win his first international trophy & taunting Ronaldo to take a pen.”
A third added: “Martinez is such a s***house I love him.”
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