Manchester United beat Crystal Palace on Sunday by 1-0, Ralf Rangnick got off to a winning start as Manchester United’s interim manager.

Fred’s second-half wonder goal was enough to give United all three points and lift them to sixth place in the Premier League rankings.

United enjoyed the majority of the first-half possession and their first sight at goal came after five minutes when Alex Telles fired wide from the edge of the penalty area.

Before the halftime, Cristiano Ronaldo was denied by a last-ditch Marc Guehi block and had a free-kick saved by Vicente Guiata.

However, Palace posed a threat on the counter-attack, and Jordan Ayew came close to opening the scoring on 74 minutes when he shot a superb chance wide.

Man Utd’s unlikely hero, Fred, curled into the top-left corner from the edge of the box three minutes later to raise Man Utd to sixth position, three points behind fourth-placed West Ham.

Crystal Palace has been relegated to 12th place with 16 points after a third straight defeat, With the win, the Reds have moved up to sixth in the Premier League table.

Next fixtures

Man Utd: 11 Dec v Norwich (A)
Crystal Palace: 12 Dec v Everton (H)

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