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Man Utd beat Crystal Palace - 'Fred deserves all the praise,' says Bruno.

FT: Man Utd 1-0 Crystal Palace

Rangnick stuck with the same starting XI that beat Arsenal on Thursday.

FRED celebrates with Telles [GETTY]
FRED celebrates with Telles [GETTY]

Bruno Fernandes lavished praise on Fred who scored the only goal against Palace at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Ralf Rangnick got off to a winning start as Manchester United manager as his side sealed a narrow win against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. Patrick Vieira’s Eagles frustrated the Red Devils for most of the game until a quality right-footed shot from Brazil midfielder Fred in the 77th minute ensured the homeside secured all three points. United deserved the win after putting in a fantastic display and they also dominated the south London club with Rangnick’s gengenpressing system. Although, the German has only had one training session so there is hope for improvement. Palace could have opened the scoring moments before Fred's goal when Palace winger Jordan Ayew dragged a loose ball wide It was only Fred's second goal of the 2021-22 season and the first time since the middle of September that United have registered back-to-back league wins.

'Fred deserves all the praise'

Man United midfielder Bruno Fernandes lauded goalscorer Fred, who was the man-of-the-match again after picking up the award against Arsenal on Thursday

The Portuguese told BBC's Motd: "We had to carry on with what we did in the last game against Arsenal.

"We are happy because we got the three points. The results could have been even better. "Fred has these moments, one shot per year. Everyone is happy for him because he's such a nice guy. He works a lot and people don't talk about him. He deserves the praise. "I think it depends on the game, sometimes you have to press more, sometimes less. But everyone knows the manager wants more pressing from us. "The first 25 minutes was unbelievable, great tempo. We could have scored so many in the first half.

"We have to follow our new manager's instructions. Now we go again to the Champions League." The 1-0 victory at Old Trafford means Rangnick has emulated three of United's other four new managers since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, winning his first match at the helm, with Louis van Gaal the only man who failed to match that feat.

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