5th December, 2021
Fred scored the only goal of the match on Sunday against Crystal Palace, handing Ralf Rangnick his first victory as Manchester United’s manager.
The encounter played at Old Trafford was very explosive with a determined Palace thwarting all United’s effort to score.
But it was Fred who won the day for the homers. Mason Greenwood released Fred in space on the edge of the box on 77 minutes.
He spotted the keeper off his line and coolly puts the ball into the top left corner to make it 1-0 for United.
Palace nearly broke United’s heart earlier on as Jordan Ayew missed a great chance to put his team ahead.
He got the ball inside the box from a resulting corner but his effort went narrowly wide of the left post.
Alex Telles almost open scoring for United on 69th minute, as his mid-range free kick flew straight as an arrow, but crashed against the crossbar.
With 16 goal attempts, three shots on goal and 61 percent ball possession, United were simply the better side in the encounter.