Fred: I want to score more goals

Sunday 11 April 2021 19:35

Fred was delighted to get on the scoresheet in Manchester United’s comeback victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The Reds trailed 1-0 at the break after Heung-min Son grabbed the opener in the first period of the Premier League clash, meaning that, once again, United were forced to come from behind to take all three points.

It was Fred who got the ball rolling in the second period when he netted United's first goal, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men came back to win 3-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Speaking after the game, Fred - who scored only his fourth-ever United goal, and first of the season - said he wants to get on the scoresheet more often.
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Fresh from scoring an important equaliser, Fred spoke to us in English about a significant win over Spurs...

“[I’m] very happy about the goal,” he told club media. “It’s my first goal this season. I know my job is not to score goals, but when I’m scoring goals I’m very happy. I need to keep it going to try and score more this season.

“First half we didn’t play well,” he continued. “But at half-time we talk a lot in the dressing room and in the second half we started the game well; playing well, playing more of the ball and playing side to side.

“We have this space in the game; we scored the first goal and it opened the space – more goals is very important for us and we need to keep it going.”
It was Edinson Cavani who netted our second goal, after he had a first-half strike controversially chalked off for a perceived foul from Scott McTominay on Son.

The reaction in football was unanimous that the goal should have stood, and Fred was certainly in agreement with that point of view.

“Yes, he deserved that for the goal in the first half,” Fred said about Cavani. “I think it is not a foul from Scott McTominay. 

“But I am very happy for Cavani for the second goal in the game and he is a good guy. He tries a lot and he runs for us. I am very happy today and we need to keep it going because we have more games this season. We need to keep it going.”