Fred has been named in the BBC team of the week after his outstanding performance against Crystal Palace.

The Manchester United star scored the winning goal as the Red Devils got off to a winning start under new interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

Fred curled in an impressive strike from outside the box, a goal which had teammate Bruno Fernandes joking he meant to cross it.

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BBC pundit Garth Crooks praised Fred’s contribution, and selected him in his Premier League team of the weekend, his only Manchester United pick.


He said: “The most unlikely player on the pitch for Manchester United scores the winner. Fred, who is renowned for his energy and his interventions, scored a goal that Ronaldo would have enjoyed. The Brazilian looked more surprised than anyone on the pitch.”

The goal was just Fred’s sixth in a Manchester United shirt – although with two Premier League strikes this campaign, he has one more than Harry Kane and just one less that Romelu Lukaku.

Fred was also praised by manager Ralf Rangnick, who told the club website, ‘You have to love Fred’, in reaction to his display.

The midfielder may get a well earned rest in midweek when United take on Young Boys in the Champions League. Having played so well on Thursday night, before this fixture, Fred has earned a break, before being recalled next weekend against Norwich.

In the win over Palace he made seven tackles and managed 96 touches in total, a figure only bettered by teammate Alex Telles (103).

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