Manchester United fans blamed Fred, among other things, for their draining draw vs Everton at Old Trafford.
The tenacious Brazilian wasn’t the only reason for the 1-1 draw but many felt him losing a duel in midfield proved crucial in the end.
Fred was outmuscled and United failed to recover in time from a corner, allowing Everton in to score their equaliser through Andros Townsend.
However, the Red Devils didn’t kick on enough in search of a second and so they were punished by the stubborn visiting side.
Imagine if Fred was actually able to make a fucking tackle… This fucking guy constantly being pushed aside by literally everyone.
— Rasmus Bak ∘ UI/UX designer (@RasmusBak1992) October 2, 2021
Fred has to be the weakest footballer ever, how is he pushed so easily 🤣
— TC (@totalcristiano) October 2, 2021
Fred just leave man
— 🌊™️ (@RealistGlizzy) October 2, 2021
Fred needs to either bulk up or learn to foul. You cannot be getting bullied on every single counter attack.
— ً (@utdrobbo) October 2, 2021
Pogba for Fred. Even Ole knows Fred has cost us there
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) October 2, 2021
When Ole says “Donny knows what he needs to work on”. What does he say to Fred about his game?
— Kam #8🏁 (@Culturecams) October 2, 2021
The legendary Norwegian made it clear why he prefers the hard-working pair but results such as this are difficult to defend.
With Manchester United moving away from counter-attacking football, the former Shakhtar Donetsk man seemingly does not have enough to offer.