The Carabao Cup semifinals featuring Mancunian duos have concluded with Manchester City advancing through and Manchester United getting knocked out despite having the lead in the second leg of the eventful fixture.
The 1-0 scoreline was the contribution of Nemanja Matic, who later on in the match was sent off with two yellow cards. The Red Giants have dropped the hopes of their supporters further having lost sights on the League Cup.
Despite having the lead, United wasn’t that impressing on the field last night although a particular player seems to have caught attention with his stats. The talented midfielder Fred is bagging praises for his performance display against the Citizens, showcasing his talent with consistency.
The 26-year-old moved to England for a price of £52 million from Shakhtar Donetsk. Nevertheless, the Brazilian’s emergence at Old Trafford was quite explosive, with the star peaking his form this term.
Despite missing the first four matches of this year’s campaign, the midfielder has played the entirety of Untied’s last 17 domestic matches.
Likewise, the star impressed every eyes in the fixture against City with decent stats to affirm his quality.
Fred vs Man City
✓ most duel engagement (22)
✓ most duel wins – joint (11)
✓ most recoveries (8)
✓ most tackles attempted (6)
✓ most tackles won (4)
✓ most chances created (3)
✓ most crosses attempted (3)
✓ most crosses completed (2)
It is time we recognise his quality. pic.twitter.com/R2rUhcN84q
— UtdArena. (@utdarena) January 29, 2020
The Brazilian is certainly a sweet addition to the squad for Solskjaer, who has been on the lookout for efficient midfielders to fill up the holes at the centre of the field.
In the absence of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay, the talented midfielder anchored the midfield alongside Nemanja Matic last night.