Man Utd may have exited the UEFA Champions League without a fight against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night but one player who could hold his head high was Fred.
The Brazilian has often borne the brunt of criticism from Man Utd fans whenever the Red Devils perform badly but he has become one of their key players in the last few months.
He was, once again, one of United’s best players on Tuesday night.
The confidence he has built up over the last few games was clear to see, particularly in one moment when he spun Atleti defender, Stefan Savic like a top.
The outrageous piece of skill might not have led to a chance for United but it definitely lifted the muted Old Trafford crowd, at least for a bit.
Take a look at the video below:
— MateuszTrzpis (@Mateusztrzpis) March 15, 2022
😹😹😹Fred found his passport tonight pic.twitter.com/vDOOzgn40j
— sweeterman (@kudzaisengurai) March 15, 2022
On social media, the move was the most talked-about moment from the game before Atletico’s opener.
Can’t believe we only paid £56m for Fred
— Trey (@UTDTrey) March 15, 2022
That’s Ronaldinho with a Fred mask on.
— Ryan. 🔰 (@Vintage_Utd) March 15, 2022
Fred finally got his Brazilian passport
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) March 15, 2022
Fred in 2022 🔥 pic.twitter.com/DaKhgMaK6r
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) March 15, 2022
Fred bringing joga bonito back to Old Trafford 💫🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/CapTeOAw9l
— utdreport (@utdreport) March 15, 2022
Fred is actually decent people don’t like to admit it though.
— Manny (@Manny_Official) March 15, 2022