Manchester United edged out Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford, in a home fixture for Sunday’s football match. And Fred was the unlikely hero for the Red Devils in Ralf Rangnick’s first game as the club’s interim manager. After the Brazilian midfielder scored the only goal of the game, Diogo Dalot says Fred has become Manchester United’s “underdog”.
28-year-old Fred has been the subject of severe criticism after arriving in English football back in the summer of 2018.
The hefty price tag Manchester United paid for him then hasn’t helped matters when it comes to critiquing Fred’s contribution.
There have been many questions doubting Fred’s ability to deliver.
But his recent displays have caught many eyes and silenced many unfavourable voices.
Diogo Dalot Says Fred Has Become Manchester United’s Underdog
And Diogo Dalot says Fred will not be fazed by the opinions of others.
After seeing Fred net the match-winner against Palace, Dalot told United’s official website in football today: “He’s the underdog. Everybody can criticise him but he keeps his head clear and goes on the pitch, every game he gives everything that he has, and that’s what this club is about.
“Even if you lose the ball or miss a shot on goal, you’re always going to try the next one and you’re always going to fight for the team and that’s what we want. Players like that are what we want.”
Meanwhile, Dalot, a Portuguese defender, has also been reflecting on his own recent fortune as he starts regularly at right-back.