Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool was a game that most supporters of the Red Devils would have been relieved at. At the end of the game, the mood at the camp would have certainly been one of resentment that a win couldn’t have been mustered in the face of a late Adam Lallana equalizer.
Nevertheless, it was quite evident that the United players put up a spirited display in order to ensure the result as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side adhered to a tactical brilliance.
Now, one of the better performers from the game reacts to the result.
While speaking to the National (via the MEN), Fred was positive in his outlook about the game, stating: “Personally, I’m happy how I played in my first ‘clasico’ against Liverpool. We’re just all a little frustrated that we didn’t hold on to the lead, but we have to be encouraged.”
The Brazilian who has slowly been gathering game time and the trust of the gaffer went on to add: “We played at a very good pace against Liverpool. We needed that, we haven’t started the league well, but we played with heart, we played with force, we attacked quickly, especially in the first half. The second half we continued well but it was more equal.”
This is certainly in line with the general mood at the Old Trafford outfit as the redemption appears to be on the horizon.
Solskjaer has a massive rebuilding task ahead of him and will be hoping that players like Fred play a grand role in achieving the same.
At the moment, the Norwegian certainly seems to be not in immediate danger of losing his job, although the overall form won’t be looked at too pleasantly by the higher-ups at the club either.
A streak of away games await them now. Will their abysmal record on the road improve in the coming days?