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Fred praises Jose Mourinho to the Brazilian media after Man Utd 1-0 Young Boys

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Manchester United sealed their passage to the last-16 of the Champions League last night.

The Red Devils were woeful against Swiss champions Young Boys at Old Trafford, but were spared their blushes by an injury-time winner from Marouane Fellaini.

Marcus Rashford missed a host of clearcut chances, while Anthony Martial's form seems to be slowly getting worse.

The Frenchman was even handed a 3/10 rating by Manchester Evening News.

Jose Mourinho made some odd selection choices against Young Boys, with Fellaini, Nemanja Matic and Phil Jones all starting.

Both Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku were on the bench, while Alexis Sanchez didn't even make the squad.

However, United fans were pleased to see £50m summer signing Fred given another chance from the start, with the Brazilian one of the few players to impress.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk man has struggled for form so far, with many criticising Mourinho's treatment of him as well.

But it seems Fred is not one to whinge about the manager's methods, as he praised him to the rafters when speaking to the Brazilian media.

Fred holds on to the ball vs Young Boys

Esporte Interativo, per Sport Witness, asked Fred what it's like to be under Mourinho's rule and he replied: “He is a great coach, coach who has a big star.

"And always at the end of the game we win, he can switch (make substitutions) well,” Fred told Esporte Interativo.

“But he’s a great coach on a daily basis. He’s always joking with us, talking, supporting us. So I’m very happy to be here at this great team and very happy to be working with him too.”

After all the commotion in the media between Mourinho and his players, those comments should go down a treat with the Portuguese.

Mourinho on the touchline vs Young Boys

We could see Fred far more involved in the United first-team over the Christmas period.

Topics:
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Fred Rodrigues de Paula Santos
Marcus Rashford
Anthony Martial
Jose Mourinho
Paul Pogba
Alexis Sanchez
Premier League
Romelu Lukaku
Phil Jones
Nemanja Matic
Marouane Fellaini
Manchester United

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