Manchester United lost their first Premier League game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but I think we can all agree it was nice to see the Red Devils look threatening throughout.
It was just one of those days, all-in-all, it was a performance that we have to be pleased with – until the most important part of sticking the ball in the back of the et.
Perhaps the most impressive thing was the performance from Fred. Shortly after full-time, stats expert @StatmanDave backed that up by crunching the numbers.
He was probably the best player in United colours. I’m not even going to talk about the penalty that he gave away because it was never a spot-kick and that shouldn’t overshadow his afternoon.
Fred’s passing was accurate at 86%, but also threatening as he played ten final third balls, while completing 4/4 long passes, too.
The Brazilian was also tough in the tackle, winning 4/5 tackles while also making two key interceptions. He played with a heart, a spirit and a desire. Going forward, we’ve been given massive encouragement.
In possession he looked threatening, the ability to turn and jink his way through was great to see, and going forward, it certainly looks as though he’s a viable option for his manager.
Hopefully, he can build from this and we’ll start seeing some real Samba sauce from our Brazilian.