Fred admits the stunning winner he scored against Crystal Palace ranks as a favorite Manchester United moment after passing 100 appearances in the Premier League. The 29-year-old brought up three figures during a recent draw with Leicester City before picking up a hip injury against Everton.
Having been forced off in the opening 45 minutes during the defeat to Frank Lampard’s relegation-threatened side, Fred missed out on Saturday afternoon as Cristiano Ronaldo inspired United to victory over Norwich in a result that dragged them back into the top-four mix.
A stand-out performer since Ralf Rangnick took temporary charge, Fred was sorely missed in that game and faces a race against time to be fit to play Liverpool. It was, meanwhile, his jaw-dropping strike that got the ball rolling under Rangnick in his first match at the United helmet in December.
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Running the rule on his favorite United moments in an interview with MUFC media, Fred said: “That’s tough as it’s difficult to choose a specific game from 100 I have played in. A special game was this season against Crystal Palace, when we won 1 -0.
“It was a great atmosphere, we won and I scored the winner. I think it was a stand-out game.”
Fred added: “I also remember the derbies and beating [Manchester] City 2-1 away was a great game. There are a lot of historical games to remember. It’s really important for my career to have reached 100 games. “
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