Man United fans were impressed with Fred, who actually played pretty well vs Villareal…
Well, that’s job done. Manchester United have progressed into the Champions League knockout phase after an excellent 2-0 victory against Villareal.
United never really do that well in Spain but last night was a super professional performance from our boys, who kept it tight at the back and took the chances presented to them.
The team played for one another. They looked hungry. They played with a fire in their belly. Particularly in that second 45. Not one player summed up the game more than Fred – who covered every blade of grass for the cause.
Our Brazilian midfielder was also involved in both goals, pressing high, winning the ball back and leaving his mark on the game. It was nice to see him put in a top-class display like that – and I’m sure Michael Carrick appreciated it!
More than anything, it’s good for his confidence. The former Shakhtar Donetsk man has often left plenty to be desired in the heart of our midfield and we’re quick to criticise him. It’s only fair we praise him in equal measure.
Now, it’s about him finding that consistency. We’re pretty threadbare in that area of the field so he’ll be playing regularly for the foreseeable future. This has to be the start of an excellent period of winter football for a man who has often struggled to deliver when we need him most.
As you’d imagine, the United fans were delighted with the 28-year-old, who played brilliantly against Villareal last night. Fair play!
Check out the fan reaction to a top-class Fred display vs Villareal here:
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