The tenacious Brazilian has rightfully been gaining plenty of plaudits amongst the fans for his recent performances despite the club’s overall poor start to the season.
United have done poor enough that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees his job under threat and only bought himself more time by beating Everton before the international break.
The legendary Norwegian has Fred to thank for helping the team improve with most of the matches he starts in, the club come out on top.
No one would’ve predicted the former Shakhtar Donetsk man would be integral to the team once more but he has fought his way back into the starting XI superbly.
Fred has started 8 games for Manchester United this season:
✅ 3-0 vs. Luton
✅ 3-0 vs. Brighton
✅ 4-1 vs. Newcastle United
✅ 2-1 vs. PSG
???? 0-0 vs. Chelsea
✅ 5-0 vs. RB Leipzig
❌ 0-1 vs. Arsenal
✅ 3-1 vs. Everton
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— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) November 11, 2020
Any of the more popular or attacking names would’ve made more sense than Fred but it’s a credit to him that he’s proving to be so crucial.
His presence in midfield gives Solskjaer’s side plenty more bite and a work-rate that’s needed to overcome the opposition.
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