Manchester United midfielder Fred has left himself open to a plethora of criticism for his poor decisions which led James Ward-Prowse to score a stunning free-kick for Southampton, to make it 2-0.
Fred didn’t just concede the free-kick in the dangerous area, something that Red Devils legend thought was ‘lazy’ and ‘poor’ by the Brazilian, whilst covering the match for Sky Sports.
The big-money midfielder also strangely decided to slide down and under the wall in a bizarre attempt that would’ve been useful if Ward-Prowse called on a low free-kick attempt.
Of course, the England international has never really been seen to make this decision before, which makes Fred choice very bizarre.
One corner assist. One free-kick goal.
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It’s quite alarming that either Fred decided to take up this decision by himself or that Solskjaer and the coaching staff informed him to do as such.
Ward-Prowse, in ours and most fans’ memories, has never really attempted to fire his free-kick attempts under the wall. Why would he when he can bang them top-bins with ease?