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Fred scores in Rangnick’s first game as United beat Crystal Palace

One goal was all Manchester United needed to get all three points on Sunday when they took on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

In what was Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge since his switch from Lokomotiv Moscow, tensions were quite high to prove a point to his employer.

Manchester United dominated proceedings in the opening 45 minutes, with the likes of Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes going agonisingly close only to be denied by Guiata.

Patrick Vieira’s men improved in the second half, but failed to break the deadlock.

But just when it looked like the visitors would steal a point from the struggling giant, Fred, who caused Arsenal’s first goal in the last game by stepping on David De’Gea’s heel, sent a curler past Guaita, after he was released by Mason Greenwood.

With the slender win, United now has 24 points, 11 behind league leaders Manchester City.

United’s next game is against relegation threatened Norwich City and they will be expected to win that too. Quite soft landing at Old Trafford for Ralf Rangnick.

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