“The best ball winner,” Rangnick Lauds Manchester United Star’s Display Against Tottenham. Ralf Rangnick praised Fred’s play in Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Both teams clashed in the Premier League for a heated encounter. Cristiano Ronaldo won the match ball for his hat-trick, which ended Spurs’ night.
The German manager lauded Ronaldo, but he also singled out Fred, who sparkled in midfield.
“He is probably, together with Scott McTominay, the best ball-winner,” said the boss. “The best player when the other team is in possession but he also showed today in quite a few counter-attacks and transitional moments, that he is also able to play, the number of balls he gave and an assist. It was also one of his best games since I was here.”
Fred produced three vital passes on the night, including an assist for Ronaldo’s opener. He was also very good with the ball, dribbling four times, the most by a Manchester United player.
Ronaldo was in excellent form. The 37-year-old turned back the clock by scoring three goals on his own to take his team to victory.
Ronaldo’s first goal was a howler from a long distance. The second goal was a hunter’s finish, as he came in the box just in time to knock the ball home. CR7 leaped highest to thump in a header from the corner, demonstrating his aerial power.
Rangnick praised Ronaldo’s performance against Spurs as the best of his career.
“He made the difference today for sure,” Ralf added in his club media interview. “But not only the three goals he scored, also his work rate against the ball when Tottenham was in possession was, so far, the best performance.
“Let’s just hope that he stays fully fit for the rest of the season and we see further games like this one from the whole team and also from Cristiano.” He said.