Manchester United midfielder Fred has spoken to the Brazilian media after the 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The 26-year-old claimed to be pretty happy with the team, despite the ‘bitter taste’ of seeing the Reds equalising late in the game.

“We entered the game very well. We entered focused. We worked all week knowing it would be a decisive game. So we were able to make a great game, a great first half when we impacted and scored a goal,” Fred told ESPN Brasil.

“But unfortunately we conceded a goal in the end. It’s a bit bitter taste, although Liverpool play more with the ball. But tactically we were very well. But of course, that bitter taste for being 1-0.”

Fred liked Manchester United’s performance so much that he believes the team is finally in the good form to get better results in the coming Premier League games.

“But it’s part of football. I believe we have resumed good football again and that will be good for our run.”

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Fred was one of the Brazilians who criticised by Roy Keane for having greeted opposition players in the tunnel before the match.

Also speaking to ESPN, Roberto Firmino has defended himself and the Manchester United players, claiming they are all friends off the pitch, and know how to change their mindset once the game kicks off.

Manchester United now travel to Serbia, where they face Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday. Then they go to East Anglia where they play Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday.