Manchester United’s midfield general Fred put in a man-of.the-match performance against Club Brugge tonight.
The Brazilian scored two goals and was involved everywhere across the pitch as the Reds trounced 10-man Bruges 5-0 (6-1 on aggregate).
He also registered an assist for Scott McTominay in the first half after a great dribble.
Fred completed 100% of his dribbles, enjoyed 91% pass accuracy and completed an impressive 82% of his final third passes, with 7 out of 8 long passes.
He was also solid defensively, winning 2 out of 2 tackles and making six recoveries.
Fred vs Club Brugge:
86/94 passes completed (92%)
— 45/51 forward passes (88%)
— 7/8 long passes (88%)
2/2 tackles won
He has improved a lot in the last three months and scored two good goals tonight! pic.twitter.com/ixFt9DSCtr
— UtdArena. (@utdarena) February 27, 2020
What statistics cannot reflect is the boundless energy of the 26 year old, who covered every blade of grass despite the tie being effectively over after Bruno Fernandes’ penalty put United 2-1 up against a 10-man Belgian side missing three of their top stars.
Against most fans’ expectations at the start of the season, Fred could be a surprise contender for player of the season and has without doubt become an incredibly important component of this resurgent Manchester United side.
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