Responding to Micheal Carrick’s quotes via Manchester United’s official Twitter, many Red Devils supporters have been lauding midfielder Fred’s displays this season – with a few of them suggesting he has been one of the players of the season so far.
Fred, who has accumulated a 90% pass accuracy from inside his own half this season (SofaScore, prior to this evening’s game against Chelsea) is currently one of the mainstays of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United side – starting 18 games so far this campaign alongside varying midfield partners.
Before teammate Scott McTominay’s injury, the pair formed a brief solid partnership in the middle of the park – with Fred having to play alongside the likes of Nemanja Matic and Andreas Pereira in his absence. However, the Brazilian has remained a key option for the Red Devils – with supporters acknowledging that fact on social media and hailing his ‘outstanding’ displays this season.
Compared to Pereira, Fred has accumulated a superior amount of tackles (2) and interceptions (1.4), as per WhoScored.com – potentially outlining why he is consistently the favoured midfield man over his rotating teammates.
Is Fred proving to be worth £52m now?
Here’s how supporters lauded the 26-year-old on social media.
He’s been our best player lately ( excluding Rashie who’s out)
— John Ettery (@johnnyett) February 16, 2020
Fred has been outstanding this season
— Brian Castner (@BrianCastner) February 16, 2020
— lou (@zidaniste) February 16, 2020
— Dan Butterworth (@dan_bambam) February 16, 2020
— Oreofe_Dimeji (@OreofeDimeji) February 16, 2020
Pastor Fred 🤹🤹🤹
— he’s_Odero (@hes_odero) February 16, 2020
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