Bruno Fernandes praises Fred after Brazilian scores winning goal in Man United win over Crystal Palace
"Fred has these moments, one shot per year."
Bruno Fernandes praised Fred for his goal and performance in Manchester United's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
In Ralf Rangnick's first game as Man United interim manager, the Red Devils look a much better side than the one that was floundering under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. They pressed well, passed the ball with greater purpose than in previous matches this season, and recorded their first clean sheet at Old Trafford since March.
Fred, who has been criticised by some United supporters for his displays this season, was the Red Devils best player on the day and capped his performance with the winning goal.
Bruno Fernandes praises Fred after Man United beat Crystal Palace.
"We had to carry on with what we did in the last game against Arsenal," Fernandes told the BBC following Sunday's match.
"We are happy because we got the three points. The results could have been even better.
"The first 25 minutes was unbelievable, great tempo. We could have scored so many in the first half.
"I think it depends on the game, sometimes you have to press more, sometimes less. But everyone knows the manager wants more pressing from us.
"We have to follow our new manager's instructions. Now we go again to the Champions League."
Manchester United won possession in the final third 12 times vs. Crystal Palace.
That’s the most they’ve done so in a Premier League match since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
What an impact Ralf Rangnick has made already! 📈 pic.twitter.com/z1rigMRwnb
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) December 5, 2021
Bruno Fernandes: Fred deserves praise for his performances.
The Portugal midfielder then praised his teammate Fred and joked that the Brazilian had scored with his only shot of the year.
"Fred has these moments, one shot per year," the midfielder said.
"Everyone is happy for him because he's such a nice guy. He works a lot and people don't talk about him. He deserves the praise."
Next up for Fernandes, Fred and Rangnick is a Champions League tie against Young Boys at Old Trafford. Man United have already qualified for the last-16 of the competition and will secure the top spot in the group by avoiding defeat.
— Bruno Fernandes (@B_Fernandes8) December 5, 2021
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