Fred’s dazzling skill during the first-half was the Manchester derby’s most exciting moment.
In a fixture that featured two of the Premier League’s most productive players in Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes, it was a surprise that neither side managed to get a goal at Old Trafford.
Fred was the most lively player in the middle of the park as both superstar midfielders failed to put their stamp in the derby.
The 27-year-old proved his prowess, as he beat two City players in his own half with an insane move. He first resisted De Bruyne’s pressing attempt with a roulette, and then nutmegged Rodri to keep the ball in his control.
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Apart from that moment of individual brilliance, his overall display was also commendable, especially his passing under pressure.
The Brazil international is enjoying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s full trust this season, and has been one of the first names on the team sheet in big games for the Red Devils.
His absence was felt against RB Leipzig, as Manchester United conceded twice in the first quarter of an hour, and ended up getting knocked out of the Champions League.
There was an injury scare in the first-half but Fred carried on and played the full 90 minutes, and Solskjaer will be hoping the Brazilian remains available during a busy December period.