“The first half-hour was amazing,” Rangnick enthused, “and the only thing that was missing was scoring one or two goals. Even after that, we had control of the game.”
Fred’s goal capped a Man of the Match display for the Brazilian, but Rangnick was particularly impressed with his defensive contribution.
“If you play the way we played today with regards to intensity and having four offensive players, it is highly important that you have players who are disciplined,” the German coach said.
“Both Scotty [McTominay] and Fred are perfect for that.”