FRED – 8 apps / 2 goals / 1 MOTM
The tireless Brazil international found the net twice – against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg and with a right-footed strike in the win over Barcelona, also at Old Trafford. Getting the recognition he deserves, the midfielder started all eight of our matches across February and has become a vital cog in the Ten Hag machine, particularly when fellow countryman Casemiro was missing due to suspension.
There were also two assists for Fred, in both the Europa League and the Premier League, when he laid the ball for Marcus Rashford’s leveller away to Barcelona and also provided for the England international’s second goal against Leicester City. Described as a ‘mosquito’ by the boss for the way he hounded Frenkie De Jong in the matches with Barcelona, the South American, who turns 30 on Sunday, can be delighted with his performances.