Ralf Rangnick’s reaction to Fred’s match-winning goal vs Crystal Palace

Ralf Rangnick's reaction to Fred's match-winning goal vs Crystal Palace

Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick was visibly pleased with Fred’s match-winning goal against Crystal Palace.

The German boss managed his first Man United game on Sunday against Palace and it ended with a narrow win, thanks to Fred’s superb effort.

Rangnick became the first out of six German bosses to win his first Premier League game after the likes of Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp had failed to do so.

The former RB Leipzig boss brought in Mason Greenwood midway through the second half in order to boost his side’s chances of getting the breakthrough.

Greenwood played a role in Fred’s goal after giving the Brazilian a decent pass that he could perfectly curl the ball past the Crystal Palace goalie’s reach.

And Rangnick was far from hiding his excitement as he celebrated the goal with every happiness in him.

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United’s interim manager would explain the reason behind his substitution and go on to react to his side’s performance against the Eagles.

Rangnick told MUTV: “We wanted to win, desperately. For me, it was logical to bring Mason [Greenwood] on that position and Anthony [Elanga] and, in the end, Donny [van de Beek] to replace Bruno. It went well, we scored the goal and deserved to win in the end.”

Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 thanks to Fred's late strike
Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 thanks to Fred’s late strike

On Manchester United’s performance, Rangnick said: “I was positively surprised by the physical state & intensity, the first half-hour was amazing.

“I felt it was extremely high-tempo, high intensity, always on the front foot, the only thing missing in the first half-hour was not scoring one, two or three goals.

“For me it was clear you cannot play the whole game, 90 minutes, at this level of intensity. But even after that we had control of the game. Second-half, we started again well and, in the end, we deserved to win.”