Waiting for Fred to score a goal feels often like waiting for a day which will never come.

The Brazilian showed he is capable of getting on the scoresheet, by netting in Manchester United’s terrific victory over Tottenham.

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Fred scored United’s equaliser, stepping up at a perfect time, with the team a goal down from the first half.

The goal was a close range strike, as he was first to react to a rebound, credit to him for being in such an advanced position to take advantage.

He sent a message to fans after the game…

Fred last scored a goal in the Premier League when Jose Mourinho was in charge, against Wolves in 2018.

 

He scored two in a Europa League game against Club Brugge last February, and none have come since.

This strike came just when United needed it, with the team a goal down amid a sense of injustice after an earlier disallowed strike.

This goal will lift his spirits, showing he can be an asset to the side. United went on to win the game 3-1.

Fred was deservedly criticised after giving the ball away for a goal in the FA Cup loss to Leicester, and so he should get credit for his game changing contribution to this positive result.

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