Fred was the standout midfielder as Manchester United managed to overcome Brighton at Old Trafford yesterday. Reds supporters absolutely loved it.
Manchester United Football Club would edge three points closer to their top-four goal last night, overcoming Brighton 2-1 in a come-from-behind victory.
Old Trafford wasn’t treated to the most entertaining match but nonetheless, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s boys would get the job done, moving a massive eleven points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in fifth. With just eight games to play, surely that’s job done for the Baby Faced Assassin?
In the end, United’s winning of the midfield battle was the key factor as to why all three points were earned last night. That’s despite pretty average performances from both Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. The world-class pair have Fred to thank, as he was outstanding.
Ball retention has often been the Brazilian’s main weakness. Last night he was miles better in possession, finding the red shirt far more often than not. Couple that with his energy and work ethic and you’ve got a player who can start in title-winning sides.
Now, it’s about finding that consistency. For far too long, Fred has dropped a top performance, only to follow it up with a poor outing. If he’s given the start against Granada this coming Thursday, Fred has to take that chance and play to his capabilities yet again.
As you’d expect, the Man United fans would take to Twitter in their droves to heap the praise on the 28-year-old following his great display vs Brighton…
Check out the fan reaction as Fred played brilliantly vs Brighton:
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