Fred came off the bench to to score Manchester United’s third goal in the 4-2 win over Leeds.

The Brazilian was brought on as a second half replacement for Paul Pogba, to freshen up United’s midfield.

Ralf Rangnick was probably not expecting him to score a crucial goal, but Fred happily obliged after being teed up by Jadon Sancho.

Leeds United v Manchester United - Premier League
Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Fred doesn’t score often, this was just his seventh ever goal in a Manchester United shirt.

Crucially, three of them have come this season, also netting on the first day of the season against Leeds and a winner against Crystal Palace in Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge.

More than Messi

Fred’s record of three goals is a personal best for him in a United shirt, but a fairly non-descript record for other midfield players.

And yet, remarkably, Fred’s tally of three league goals is more than Lionel Messi has scored in Ligue 1 for PSG all season.

Messi has only two league goals for PSG in 15 total appearances. It is a bizarrely low record for the Argentine, who many expected would go onto set records in France.

Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS/AFP via Getty Images

It must be noted that Messi has eight assists in the league to Fred’s three, but when it comes to scoring, the United midfielder holds his own, and it is totally bizarre that the two should be so close in the first place.

Messi does have six other goals in other competitions, making it eight in total, and it would be nine if he hadn’t missed his Champions League penalty against Real Madrid the other night.

When it comes to netting in the league, he has been found wanting. Fred on the other hands is exceeding expectations every time he finds the net, and it is great to see.


United fans can’t believe Fred is outscoring Messi and took to social media to express surprise and amazement…

Related Topics

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know