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Fred is an unlikely hero as Ralf Rangnick WINS Manchester United opener with a soft strike from the Brazilian smashing resistance from Crystal Palace


Ralf Rangnick got off to a successful start in his new role as Manchester United’s interim manager as the Red Devils beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Fred was the unlikely hero as he pulled a fine shot to win the day and finally broke Palace’s resistance in the 77th minute.

Fred’s sensational strike got all three points
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Fred is an unlikely hero as Ralf Rangnick WINS Manchester United opener with a soft strike from the Brazilian smashing resistance from Crystal Palace
Rangnick left Old Trafford happy after his debut match
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United started the game strong and a difference in their style of play was immediately noticeable.

Rangnick’s side seemed to line up 4-2-2-2 with Marcus Rashford partnering Cristiano Ronaldo up front and leading their pressing, with Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes just behind them.

However, despite these promising signs, few chances were created by the home side in the opening 45 minutes.

Ronaldo shot from a free kick, while Palace had a few half chances at the break, but there was nothing clear on either side.

Fred is an unlikely hero as Ralf Rangnick WINS Manchester United opener with a soft strike from the Brazilian smashing resistance from Crystal Palace
Ronaldo couldn’t have his usual impact on the game
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Fred is an unlikely hero as Ralf Rangnick WINS Manchester United opener with a soft strike from the Brazilian smashing resistance from Crystal Palace
There was sometimes frustration as United struggled to break through
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This pattern continued into the second half as both defenses remained firm as United began to revert to some old ways.

Mason Greenwood replaced Sancho on the hour mark while Patrick Vieira brought in Odsonne Edouard in place of Christian Benteke.

With just over 20 to go, Alex Telles took a free kick from the right wing against the top of the crossbar and it looked like it just might not be United’s day.

An even better chance went to Palace’s Jordan Ayew five minutes later as he shot through the goal and wide after the ball was directed to him from an initial corner kick.

Fred is an unlikely hero as Ralf Rangnick WINS Manchester United opener with a soft strike from the Brazilian smashing resistance from Crystal Palace
Fred’s winner was hit very well
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The warning sparked the winner as United responded by returning to the attack.

In the 77th minute, Fred made himself the unlikely hero when he struck a nice shot from outside the penalty area over Vicente Guaita and into the back of Palace’s net.

The visitors insisted on an equalizer with several corners in stoppage time, but the home team held on to give their new boss a winning start.


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