Man United fans were delighted with the contribution from midfielder Fred vs Atalanta.
Manchester United Football Club pulled off the great escape in the Champions League yet again. Suddenly, the Old Trafford club finds themselves top of the group.
Obviously, that first half performance left plenty for us to be concerned about. That said, you always thought goals were there for us. In the second 45, we completely turned it around and played much better as a unit.
It started with the midfield battle, with Fred covering every single blade of grass for the cause. Although he had a couple of decent goal-scoring opportunities, that’s simply not what he’s in the team for.
The Brazil international brought energy and tenacity to a key area of the pitch. He outworked his opposite number and tilted the game in our favour. Although that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet, I’m delighted that Fred was so important to our victory.
For so long, this is someone who has copped most of the stick from the Old Trafford faithful in recent years. However, we believe in giving just as much praise when he deserves it. The fans recognised just how key that Fred was last night and it was really nice to witness.
Now, it’s about kicking on from here. Sadly, Fred seemed to pick up a hamstring problem at Old Trafford yesterday so he’ll likely be missing this weekend against Liverpool. Obviously, that’s less than ideal.
As you’d imagine, it’s great to see the fans get behind Fred. They’d take to Twitter by the masses to admit they were impressed with the player who ‘won’t get the credit he deserves’.
Check out the fan reaction to a top display from Fred vs Atalanta here:
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