Manchester United’s players delivered an all-round skillset of brilliance and excellence as they secured a 2-1 win over Manchester City. What was evident in Saturday’s fixture was that the Red Devils not only brought passion to their on-field antics but matched them with stellar performances.
As of such, every minute of post-game celebration was a hard-won cheer.
However, the game wasn’t without its ugly moments, especially a disgraceful encounter that involved Fred. The racist gesture and its perpetrator have been found and it seems likely that swift action will be taken.
Apart from the incident, Fred was an outstanding presence on the pitch.
Marcus Rashford commented on the same with his tweet after the fulltime whistle.
Rashford himself had been the subject of racist comments earlier on in the season.
Fred had this to say about the whole encounter (via ESPN Brazil): “Unfortunately, we are still in a backward society. [It is a shame] we still have to live with that in 2019. I try not to care about that. I try to look ahead. Unfortunately, this is happening in some stadiums. It happened here, it happened in Ukraine with some friends. It’s sad, but we have to keep our heads up and forget about that.”
The Brazilian goes on to add: “We are all the same regardless of skin color, hair and gender. We came from the same place and we all go to the same place when it’s all said and done. Thank God I have a lot of friends here in the locker room who hugged me, like [Jesse] Lingard. I don’t want to think about it. I just want to move on.”
Positive mindset from the midfielder and fans will be hoping for him to likewise deliver more stellar performances in the weeks to come and with a sense of consistency at that.