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Fred: Liverpool draw was a turning point for Man United

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Fred believes that Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool has bolstered the squad’s confidence ahead of Sunday’s trip to Norwich City.

Fred played the full 90 minutes last weekend as Manchester United held Premier League leaders Liverpool to a 1-1 draw. However, they could’ve snatched all three points had it not been for Adam Lallana’s late equaliser.

The Red Devils then recorded their first away win since March on Thursday by defeating Partizan Belgrade 1-0 in the Europa League.

Although the victory in Serbia was hardly a convincing one, with an Anthony Martial penalty the only thing that separated the two teams in the end.

But Fred is feeling bullish over United’s prospects anyway, and reckons the Liverpool draw could change everything.

“We feel great. It was a really good game for us [against Liverpool],” the Brazilian midfielder told MUTV before the Partizan win.

“We’re unhappy with having conceded the goal but in general we were very happy with the performance and now we need to focus to consistently produce this type of performance and get back to winning ways [in the league].

“The game really lifted us again and it was what we needed. Tactically we got things right and we really need to make the most of that. It was an absolutely incredible intensity we played with.

“There are many positive points we can take into the game against Norwich. There were some negative points as well so we need to correct those on the pitch in our day-to-day preparation. But we need to take the positive points to Norwich, have a great game and go for the win.”

Meanwhile, Fred has overcome his early struggles this season to start in five of United’s last eight games.

Although the 26-year-old, who arrived at Old Trafford last year from Shakhtar Donetsk for €59m, is refusing to get carried away with his new-found fortunes.

“You have to work on everything,” added Fred.

“You need to look to improve and have good games every time you play. I’m working very hard every day to keep up this form, training hard and doing my best. I know how important every game is and I’m determined to help the team keep winning.”

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United runs with the ball with pressure from Fred of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on October 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)