Gary Neville praised Manchester United midfielder Fred, hailing him as a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season at Old Trafford.
The 29-year-old has been chastised throughout the season, but his standing has risen after the arrival of Ralf Rangnick. After Bruno Fernandes’ shot was parried into his path by Kasper Schmeichel, Fred fired into the roof of the net to earn a draw for the Reds against Leicester City on Saturday
Under Rangnick, Fred seemed to have found a new lease on life, scoring goals and putting in a series of outstanding displays. His equalizer against the Foxes on Saturday was his fourth of the season, equaling his total from the previous three seasons combined.
“This season has been quite good for Fred,” Neville told Sky Sports. “I thought the game against Atletico Madrid, which was a tragically horrible night for Manchester United, he was amazing, particularly in that first half.” “But it’s a low bar for Manchester United this season, but he (Fred) can keep his head high.”
Another player who can take positives from their performances this season is David de Gea. However, the Reds have had a dismal season overall, as they are currently three points outside of the Champions League spots.