Three talking points from the Premier League weekend

Fred

Manchester United's Swedish defender Victor Lindelof (left) and Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder Fred (right) celebrate after the final whistle of their English Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on December 5, 2021.
 

Photo credit: Paul Ellis | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The high-energy style the 63-year-old has built his reputation on in German football was on show early on at Old Trafford, just days after his arrival to replace the sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
  • But United struggled to maintain that intensity or break Palace down until Fred's fine strike from outside the box 13 minutes from time.

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