Ralf Rangnick says Fred produced considered one of his greatest performances since he took over as Manchester United supervisor three-and-a-half months in the past.
Fred, a continuing decide beneath earlier everlasting supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has thrived beneath Rangnick, scoring two targets and creating one other 4.
The Brazilian flicked the ball into Cristiano Ronaldo’s path for the opening objective within the 3-2 win over Tottenham and Fred appears sure to maintain his place for the Champions League round-of-16 first leg towards Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
Rangnick stated Fred and Scott McTominay had been one of the best ‘ball-winners’ within the United squad however a calf drawback prevented McTominay from beginning towards Spurs and he may miss the Atletico tie.
“He’s probably, together with Scott McTominay, one the best ball-winners if the other team is in possession,” Rangnick stated of Fred. “He also showed today in quite a few counter-attacks and transitional moments he can play perfect balls, he gave the assist for the first goal to Cristiano.
“So additionally, from Fred, it is top-of-the-line performances since I used to be right here.”
United host Atletico with the scoreline 1-1 on aggregate from the first leg and are bidding to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for only the third time in the last 10 years.
Rangnick has enjoyed some vital home wins already and is optimistic United can get the supporters to create a partisan atmosphere: “It’s as much as us. The ambiance is all the time like that if we play like that right now, towards West Ham it was comparable and fairly just a few different video games at dwelling.
“But it’s up to us to play on that level, maybe 10 or 20 per cent higher than that level than we did today. We know about the physicality of the Atletico team, we saw in the first-half in Madrid what can happen if you don’t meet those demands physically and this is what we have to do.
“We have someday much less with a view to get well in comparison with them as a result of they performed final evening. But the sport right now, the outcome, the best way we carried out will give us a lift.”