Midfield duo lifting United
UNITED midfielder Fred is enjoying playing alongside Scott McTominay as their partnership continues to blossom.
The pair started in central midfield for the Reds against both Tottenham and City and both performed well in the two victories.
Fred, who endured a difficult start to his United career, has now started the last nine Premier League games and has been lauded by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his improvement.
He revealed the morale in the United squad is sky-high after the two triumphs, which have moved the Reds to within five points of the top four.
“We’re playing well together, doing very good games,” Fred said. “It’s nice to play with him and we can help United to win.
“Saturday was an important win for us. We’re all very happy, this win cheers us up. I’m sure from now we can rise up the table, but we have to focus and try to win all the games, not just the big ones.”
Fred claims the current United side is the fastest he’s been part of.
The pace of Daniel
James, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial helped Solskjaer’s men stun City in the opening half hour as the trio connected well with Fred, McTominay and No. 10 Jesse Lingard.
“We know how to explore this, it’s a very fast team,” added Fred. “The fastest I have played in. It’s exciting. We can make the ball to get to Rashford, Antony, DJ and then they can score.
“They can get even faster on the counterattack if I can get them the ball quicker. This is my goal, make the ball to get there even quicker. We did that in the first half, that’s where we won the game.”
Scott McTominay celebrates United’s win over City