José Mourinho saw his team lost their lead to Wolverhampton Wanderers as they succumb to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.
With their impressive run of results, many pundits tipped the Red Devils to pick maximum points against the newly promoted Premier League side but things didn’t work out as thought.
Though the result and the player’s collective performance were nothing to write about, Mourinho has handpicked one player for praise.
The Portuguese manager believes former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, who scored United’s only goal of the game, had a great game and he is getting used to the Premier League.
The Brazilian midfielder joined the Premier League giants for a deal which was said to have worth £52.7m in July but hasn’t been featuring regularly.
After starting the first two matches of the season, Fred was relegated to the substitute bench. Meanwhile, Matic’s suspension leaves Mourinho with no option but to start the Brazilian.
Fred was awesome in the early stages of the game and his efforts were rewarded in the 19th minute when his long-range shot found the bottom corner to put United ahead.
While speaking to MUTV after the game, Mourinho admitted he knows the player’s quality and capacity but Fred needs to learn Premier League’s playing style step by step.
The Portuguese manager said he’s glad about Fred’s display, which signifies that the Brazilian is getting used to the club’s philosophy.
“Step by step, when the team has the ball, he (Fred) has quality.” Mourinho told MUTV after the game.